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BZ3740 - Wildlife Ecology and Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Marine & Tropical Biology (pre 2015)

This subject introduces the theory and practice of the management of terrestrial vertebrates, with a strong emphasis on wildlife management in Australia, the sustainable exploitation of vertebrate species and the control of vertebrate pests. Detailed case studies of Australian examples are provided throughout. Topics include theory and practice of harvesting as applied to wildlife populations, biological invasions, prospects for control of vertebrate pests, pest management, habitat management, and population monitoring.

There are additional charges for this subject; please contact the School for details.

Learning Outcomes

  • familiarity with current problems, practices and controversies in wildlife management in Australia;
  • familiarity with ecological theory as the scientific basis of wildlife management and with factors determining abundance and habitat utilisation by terrestrial vertebrates;
  • familiarity with practical problems and methodologies in wildlife management.
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of principles of population and community ecology (BZ2440 or equivalent).
Prerequisites: BZ2440 OR MB2060 OR BZ2880 OR 3CP of level 2 BZ
BZ5740 ZL3205 ZL5205


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Empro Ross Alford, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 3 hours practicals
  • 32 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (25%); field trip report (25%).

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.