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Semester 1 - Online
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Wildlife Management has varied goals, addressing issues as diverse as conservation and biodiversity, human-animal conflict, pest animal control, overabundance and potential for disease spill over.
This subject will expose students to real-life examples of wildlife management in Australia, and provide them with opportunities to meet and interact with relevant professionals in this field during synchronous online teaching sessions. Although examples in this subject are based in Australia, the principles students engage with are applicable across the globe. All synchronous teaching activities will also be recorded, and thus available asynchronously.
Staff from a variety of government and not-for-profit agencies involved in wildlife management will present an outline of their management programs and provide detailed information about specific management issues and activities. Further materials to support the themes discussed, and to provide students with additional background and context for each management example, will be provided through asynchronous delivery.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Define the meaning of wildlife management
- List common stakeholders and explain the broad types of challenges faced by wildlife managers
- Describe the main reasons for managing wildlife, common methods employed, including their advantages and disadvantages and approaches to monitoring success
- Suggest appropriate strategies for specific wildlife management problems within Australian and international contexts
- Integrate the knowledge gained and the scientific literature to answer a research question relevant to wildlife management
At the completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Apply critical and analytical skills to the identification and resolution of problems
- Communicate effectively
- Have good time management skills
- Critically analyse and synthesise scientific publications
- Write a scientific literature review
- Demonstrate intellectual honesty and ethical values
Last updated: 18 December 2020