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|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|
|Coordinator||Doctor David (Dave) Kendal|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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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
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesAdmission into a Masters course OR 25 credit points at intermediate level
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KGA508 Ecosystem Conservation|KGA516 Ecosystem Conservation
|Assessment||Examination - take home (25%)|Test or quiz (15%)|Presentation (individual or group) (15%)|Field Notes/Report (30%)|Scenario (15%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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