This unit of study describes and evaluates key contemporary challenges faced by wildlife management professionals and conservation biologists. A key component of the course is to give students an appreciation of different stakeholder perspectives in wildlife management and how rigorous scientific method can be used to inform wildlife management decisions, using contemporary examples. This unit of study also explores the techniques and methods for undertaking wildlife research, with an emphasis on terrestrial vertebrate species. On completion of this unit, students will have experience in articulating and acknowledging various stakeholder views, both orally and in written form, and understand the processes involved in formulating an evidence-based management approach to contentious wildlife management scenarios.
Lectures 3 hours per week, tutorials 2 hours per week on average (consult timetable)
Group assignment (20%), individual assignments and tutorial participation (40%), final exam (40%)
Students should consult lecturers for recommended reading
All core Units of Study in Year 1 and 2 of BAnVetBioSc degree
24 credit points from second year core units of study