BZ5480 - Restoration Ecology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
Available to students admitted to the Graduate Certificate of Science, Graduate Diploma
of Science, Master of Science,M Master of Science (Professional), Graduate Diploma
of Research Methods, Graduate Certificate of Development Practice, Graduate Diploma
of Development Practice or Master of Development Practice.
This subject will focus on developing student appreciation and understanding for one
of the most important processes involved in wildlife ecology: the mitigation and restoration
of impacts of habitat loss and landscape change. 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 (20%)
- assignments (50%)
- centrally-administered final exam (30%).
|Students enrolling in this subject should have basic knowledge in ecological theory,
an understanding of botanical and zoological terminology and organisation, and skills
in experimental design and analysis. Students should have completed equivalents for
BS1007, BZ1005 and SC5202 or equivalents.
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