|Student Contribution Band:||Band|
|Administered by:||College of Science and Engineering|
Invasive species pose a significant threat to the maintenance of ecosystem services and the conservation of native species. Australian local, state, and federal governments collectively spend billions of dollars annually to prevent the establishment of new invaders and mitigate damage from those that have established. This subject provides an overview of the biology and ecology of invasive species, with a focus on plant, animal, and microbial invaders in tropical ecosystems. The subject will cover characteristics of invasive species and processes involved in their introduction, establishment, and spread. The subject will also emphasize ecological effects of invaders and the challenges of invasive species management and control with historical and contemporary examples.
|Prerequisites:||BZ1006 OR BS1007 OR BZ1007 OR BZ1004 OR BZ1003 OR AG1007 OR ADMITTED TO COURSE CODES 106904 OR 115804|
|Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1|
|Census Date 25-Mar-2021|
|Coord/Lect:||Assoc. Professor Lori Lach.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
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