This unit is being phased out and may not be offered next year, please consider your study plan accordingly. You will be able to enrol in the unit where there is an availability noted below.
Note, this unit involves two days of mandatory fieldwork.
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|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography and Spatial Sciences|
|Available as student elective?||No|
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* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
- KGE513, KGE813, KGA332
1-hr online lecture and 1-hr in class lecture weekly, weekly tutorial and 2 days fieldwork
Online quizzes (40%), conservation project (30%), grant proposal (20%), presentation (10%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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