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Applied Ecology (ECOL30005)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeECOL30005
Semester 2
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The subject describes and evaluates the applications of ecological concepts for the conservation and management of natural and man-made ecosystems. In particular, it identifies the implications of global and local changes for ecological communities and habitats, especially within the Australian environment. It examines approaches to management of terrestrial and aquatic habitats, including the role of genetics, the effects of habitat fragmentation; the control of pest species, and restoration of damaged habitats

Intended learning outcomes

At the completion of this subject, students should understand the ways in which ecological knowledge is used in managing terrestrial and aquatic habitats. Students should appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.

Generic skills

This subject builds upon existing generic skills, and should help students develop their abilities to apply scientific principles to conservation problems, and enhance their skills in data interpretation, and better understand the link between ecological science and management decision making. Students should also learn how to access information from the primary scientific literature, through both electronic and traditional sources.

The tutorial component of this subject should allow students to develop practical skills in data analysis for management and conservation, and skills in speaking to a scientific audience with a small group of students.

Last updated: 13 March 2018