BZ2480 - Restoration Ecology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
This subject will focus on developing student appreciation and understanding for one
of the most important processes involved in ecology: the restoration of degraded landscapes.
Habitat loss is one of the main drivers of species extinction facing much of the tropical
world (and, indeed, other areas). Alleviating the potential impact of habitat loss
requires restoring previously degraded natural systems and re-instating ecological
processes. This subject will introduce students to this problem and focus on its solution.
The subject will address the theoretical basis of restoration, its practical application
and the ecological techniques (and evidence) for how wildlife populations (both plant
and animal) change in response to restoration efforts.
There are additional charges for this subject; please contact the School for details.
- explain the general theory of restoration ecology and its practical application in
- implement monitoring and ecological survey techniques to assess key site factors important
to site restoration and to measure restoration progress;
- develop a restoration plan that is underpinned by restoration ecology theory and is
also implementable in practice.
- presentations (25%)
- assignments (45%)
- centrally-administered final exam (30%).
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of level 1 biology
or environmental science, including at least one BZ or EV subject.
||3 CREDIT POINTS OF BZ OR EV LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS
Study Period 1
|Census Date 26-Mar-2020
||Assoc. Professor Lori Lach.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 26 hours lectures
- 12 hours tutorials
- 26 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest