Courses & Units
Ecosystem Conservation KGA508
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 Australia’s 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||Ecosystem Conservation|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|
|Coordinator||Doctor Emma Little|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Evaluate issues in relation to the conservation of nature at the landscape level in Tasmania and beyond.
- Evaluate the role of conservation in the context of competing objectives for landscape management.
- Design management recommendations to conserve nature at the landscape scale.
- Compose an argument for funding the conservation of nature in landscapes.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KGA332|KGA516
|Assessment||Online assessment (40%)|Landscape Conservation Report (30%)|Grant application (30%)|
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