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EV3205 - Conserving Tropical Rainforests

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences (pre 2015)

Principles and concepts in rainforest conservation management including detailed studies of selected methods and problems; management of tropical rainforest environments globally including ecological, economic and social aspects; land capability, land degradation, sustainability; protected area management and conservation issues outside reserves.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop an awareness and understanding of the major global issues in the conservation of biodiversity in rainforests and of ecologically sustainable management;
  • develop comprehension and appreciation of human- rainforest relationships, especially links with forest resources and ecological processes;
  • develop conceptual frameworks for analysis and evaluation.
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 2 SUBJECTS INCLUDING 6 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 2 BZ OR EV
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EV3200 EV5200 EV5205 GE3205 GE5205

Availabilities

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 13 X 2 hour lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials - 6 X 2 hour tutorials
  • 12 hours workshops/Seminars - 6 X 2 hour seminars
  • 16 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); essays (15%); field report (25%); seminar (10%).

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