BZ5740 - Wildlife Ecology and Management
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
Available to students admitted to the Graduate Diploma of Research Methods, Master
of Applied Science, Graduate Diploma of Science, Graduate Certificate of Science,
Graduate Certificate of Development Practice, Graduate Diploma of Development Practice,
Master of Development Practice, Master of Science or Master of Science (Professional).
This subject presents the theory and practice of the management of terrestrial vertebrates,
with a strong emphasis on wildlife management in Australia. What impacts terrestrial
biodiversity?, how does ecology factor in?, and how should we manage areas? Topics
covered include: sustainable harvesting, fire, grazing, invasive species, managing
protected areas, living with wildlife, and disease. Detailed case studies of Australian
examples are used, particularly from tropical north Queensland. A 4-day fieldtrip
to a cattle station draws on the principles learnt. There are additional charges for
this subject; please contact the School for details.
- familiarity with current problems, practices and controversies in wildlife management
- familiarity with practical problems and methodologies in wildlife management;
- familiarity with ecological theory as the scientific basis of wildlife management;
- familiarity with factors determining diversity and abundance of terrestrial vertebrates.
- end of semester exam (50%)
- tutorial attendance and participation (15%)
- essays (20%)
- field trip report (15%).
|Students enrolling in this subject should have an undergraduate degree in a relevant
discipline or have acquired equivalent knowledge through other study. They should
have a good understanding of principles of population and community ecology (BS5460
|BZ3740 ZL3205 ZL5205
Study Period 1
|Census Date 26-Mar-2020
||Dr Conrad Hoskin
||Assoc. Professor Will Edwards, Dr Conrad Hoskin.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 26 hours lectures
- 32 hours fieldwork
- 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