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Ecology and Conservation - BIOL2024

Year - 2018

This unit of study examines the ecological principles driving the major ecosystems of the world and ecological processes behind the world's major conservation issues. It aims to develop in students the core foundations for an understanding of Ecology and its application in conservation. Lectures will focus on the ecology of the major terrestrial and marine biomes of the world. Application of ecological theory and methods to practical conservation problems will be integrated throughout the unit of study. Practical sessions will provide hands-on experience in ecological sampling and data handling to understand the ecology of marine and terrestrial environments, as well as ecological simulations to understand processes. This unit of study provides a suitable foundation for senior biology units of study.

Classes
Two lectures and one 3-hour practical per week.

Assessment
Practical reports/presentations (50%), one 2-hour exam (50%).

Textbooks
Recommended: Essentials of Ecology 4th edition (2014). Townsend, CR, Begon, M, Harper, JL . John Wiley and Sons Recommended: The Ecological World View (2010) Krebs, CJ; CSIRO Publishing

Assumed knowledge
BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX

Pre-requisites

12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX)

Prohibitions

BIOL2924

Details

Faculty: Science

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Peter Banks
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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