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ENV BIOL 3580 - Conservation Biology III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 8 hours per week (overall 4 hours per week (weeks 1-2); up to 12 hours per week for weeks 3-8
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: ENV BIOL 2502; ENV BIOL 3121
Incompatible: ENV BIOL 3008
Assessment: Workshop reports, Exam

This course will use existing theoretical understandings in conservation biology coupled with the ecological and evolutionary techniques for ecological management and restoration of natural systems to address wildlife conservation issues. The course will focus primarily on Australian terrestrial systems and cover the effects of introduced herbivores, carnivores, competitors, pathogens, vegetation clearance, habitat fragmentation, habitat degradation, disturbances (e.g. fire) and remedial actions (e.g. revegetation) on flora, fauna and ecological processes (e.g. pollination, gene flow, animal dispersal). Edge effects, corridors, succession, managing declining species, invasive species management, managing abundant species, conservation genetics, wildlife trafficking, biological and mechanical control of unwanted species, rehabilitation of degraded habitats, re-introduction and translocation biology will also be covered. Establishing adequate and effective monitoring programs, reserve design and risk assessment, as well as social and political factors in decision making will provide additional practical elements (associated with decision-making) to the course.

Course Fees

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 2 $1,169 Band 2 $1,169 select program select program

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23324 LE01 77 FULL 29 Jul - 16 Sep Monday 9am - 11am Barr Smith South, 3022, Polygon Lecture Theatre
2 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 9am - 11am Helen Mayo Sth, SG20, Hone Lecture Theatre
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Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23325 WR01 77 FULL 12 Aug - 16 Sep Monday 1pm - 5pm Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
16 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 1pm - 5pm Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room