EVSC30006 Ecology of Urban Landscapes
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: up to 12 hours of practicals, 24 lectures, 2 field trips |
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Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Study Period Commencement:
and an additional 25 points of 200 level subjects.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:|| |
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to field excursions and laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Disability Liaison http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Nicholas Williams
|Subject Overview:|| |
Australia is one of the most urbanised countries in an increasingly urbanised world. This subject will introduce students to urban ecology and landscape ecology concepts and illustrate how they can be applied to plan and design more ecologically sustainable human landscapes. Topics include the concept of scale in ecology, land transformation and habitat fragmentation, the structure and components of landscapes, patterns and processes along urban-rural gradients, the impacts of urbanisation on biodiversity and strategies to mitigate them.
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Upon completion of the course students should be able to
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A reading pack will be prepared
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:|| |
|Ecology and Evolutionary Biology |
Environmental Science major
Environments Discipline subjects
Landscape Ecosystem Management major
Non- allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED
Urban Design and Planning major
|Greening Urban Landscapes |
Natural systems and our designed world