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 Dave Kendal|
|Available as an 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
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Evaluate conservation actions and their trade-offs with multiple use objectives for managing landscapes to achieve biodiversity outcomes
- Analyse the basis for conservation action, the policy frameworks within which these actions occur, and stakeholder/community support for these actions
- Argue for funding conservation actions in place, with the community, in accordance with regulatory frameworks
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? 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||Quiz (30%)|Grant Group Presentation (15%)|Landscape conservation report (35%)|Individual grant application (20%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
weekly readings will be provided through MyLO
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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