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Vertebrate Pest Management - WILD5004

Year - 2018

Vertebrate pests occur in many parts of the world, and can pose significant problems for management of habitat, agricultural productivity, human and wildlife health. This unit focuses on vertebrates that have been introduced to new environments, and considers in detail the impacts and management of pest vertebrates in Australia. Steps in pest management are reviewed, from problem analysis to acceptable levels of control, using case studies of multiple vertebrate pests. Traditional mortality methods as well as emerging management tools are reviewed. The Unit is taught full-time over seven days at the university farm "Arthursleigh" near Marulan NSW. There are lectures, tutorials, and a variety of practical classes.

The Unit is taught in a full-time week at the university farm "Arthursleigh" near Marulan NSW. There are lectures, tutorials, and a variety of practical classes. Please see the Wildlife Masters Website for the timing of this course (

The assessment of this unit occurs both in the full-time week and in individual written assignments done in the student's own time. The full-time week contributes (40%) of the total mark through a number of individual and syndicate tasks, with presentations to the group. The remaining 60% comes from two written assignments of 3000 words (20%) and 5000 words (40%) respectively.

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Faculty: Science

Intensive April

26 Mar 2018

Department/School: Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 27 Apr 2018
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
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Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof David Phalen
HECS Band: 2
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