Courses & Units

Biodiversity Conservation KPZ308



This unit will provide you with a strong grounding in the application of biological principles and ecological science to the problems of conserving the diversity of animals and plants in ecosystems undergoing rapid change.  You will gain an understanding of: current threats to biodiversity; tools and strategies to prevent declines and extinctions of species in the wild and maintain functioning ecosystems; current trends and controversies in biodiversity conservation; impacts of global climate change; restoration of species and ecological processes to degraded landscapes. Practical work will give you experience of landscape change due to fire, use of models in management of threatened species, control of impacts of invasive species, and management of island ecosystems.  Assignments will develop your abilities in critical writing, public speaking, use of computer simulations, and field biology.


Unit name Biodiversity Conservation
Unit code KPZ308
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Plant Science|Zoology

Dr Rodrigo Hamede

Teaching staff

Assoc Prof Menna Jones, Prof Barry Brook, Prof David Bowman

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050999 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,783.00

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Teaching Pattern

2 hr lecture and 3 hr practical each week


Critical analysis (15%), management recommendation (15%),report and field notes (15%), poster defence (15%), exam (40%)

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