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This subject takes students through a process of identifying, planning, managing, analysing and reporting on a project relating to a problem or issue in either urban or forested ecosystem. Selection of the problem or issue is led by students and is structured to explore ecological, environmental, social, spatial, temporal and economic related topics.
Activities include developing a project proposal and objectives, project planning and timelines, scientific methods of analysis, evaluation and synthesis of data and/or information and the preparation and presentation of results, findings or outcomes. Students will also work in groups drawing upon their prior degree studies to develop recommendations, provide solutions, or outline further insights for their problem or issue.
In collaboration with industry representatives and academic staff, this subject enables students to explore projects based on real world problems through a work integrated learning and relevant capstone experience.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Identify, analyse and evaluate a problem or issue related to ecosystem management
- Select relevant and appropriate disciplinary approaches, methods or techniques and collect, analyse, synthesise and present data and/or information relating to a problem or issue in ecosystems management.
- Integrate data and/or information and ideas to provide recommendations, solutions, pathways or insights to a problem or issue.
- Communicate key elements of the project outcomes effectively to a target audience, including external stakeholders.
This subject contributes to the development of generic skills. On completion, students should have further developed their skills in:
- Analysis of complex problems;
- Written and oral communication;
- Ability to work as a team member;
- Synthesis of data with other information;
- Critical thinking;
- Application of theory to practice.
Last updated: 20 February 2024