The conservation of nature needs to occur at the landscape scale as well as within protected areas. Landscapes can be wilderness areas, rural areas with highly varied land use or urban areas. Whatever their type - there are landscape processes, both natural and cultural, that need to be managed to ensure conservation. A large number of organisations, such as Natural Resource Management Boards, have conservation at a landscape scale as a major mission. You will learn about the roles of connectivity and fragmentation in influencing biotic patterns, landscape and political processes relevant to the conservation of rare or threatened, species, communities and landforms, and the ways in which landscapes can be planned and managed to benefit the conservation of nature. If you are interested in working with people to conserve nature at a broad scale, you will enhance your knowledge by undertaking this unit.
|Unit name||Conserving Nature in Landscapes|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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Synthesize and evaluate tradeoffs across multiple objectives for managing landscapes outside conservation reserves, working with local communities, to achieve agreed conservation outcomes
communicate effectively to land managers and compellingly to funding bodies through written reports and oral presentations
Demonstrate understanding of the scientific foundations of conservation action, the policy frameworks within which these actions occur , and stakeholder/community needs and acceptance of these actions
Develop skills across disciplines to support arguments for conservation in place, with community in accordance with regulatory frameworks
Admission into a Masters course OR 25 credit points at intermediate level
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
KGA516 Ecosystem Conservation
1-hr online lecture and 1-hr in class lecture weekly, weekly 1hr tutorial and 2 field trips
AT1 - 1500 word Assignment (30%)
AT2 - Grant proposal presentation (15%)
AT3 - Scenario Assignment (15%)
AT4 - Test (15%)
AT5 - 2-hour Exam (25%)
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