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BZ3215 - Conservation Biology

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

The application of principles from population ecology, community ecology and genetics to the conservation of threatened populations and communities. Topics include: causes of extinction; stochastic population modelling; genetics in conservation; concepts in biodiversity; systematic conservation planning; case studies.

Learning Outcomes

  • development of critical faculties in the use of theory-based techniques and guidelines for management;
  • familiarity with current theories and controversies in conservation biology;
  • understanding of the interface between theory and practice in conservation.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of first and second year biology and ecology.
Prerequisites: (BS1001 OR BZ1001 OR BZ1005) AND (BS2460 OR BZ2440 OR BZ2880 OR MB2060) AND (BS1007 OR BZ1007 OR BZ1006 OR ZL1001 OR BZ1004 OR AG1004 OR BT1001 OR BZ1003 OR AG1003)
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BZ5215 ZL3204 ZL5204

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Face to face teaching (Compulsory tutorial each week)
Coord/Lect: Professor Lin Schwarzkopf.
Contact hours:
  • 13 hours lectures
    Assessment: quizzes or tests (30%); practicals (40%); assignments (30%).

    External, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Coord/Lect: Professor Lin Schwarzkopf.
    Assessment: quizzes or tests (30%); practicals (40%); assignments (30%).

    Cairns, Limited, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Face to face teaching (Compulsory tutorial each week)
    Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Will Edwards
    Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Will Edwards, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf.
    Contact hours:
    • 13 hours lectures
      Assessment: quizzes or tests (30%); practicals (40%); assignments (30%).

      Note: 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 official information.