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EV5203 - Conserving Marine Wildlife: Sea Mammals, Birds, Reptiles

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Available to masters and PhD students.

Roles of wildlife in marine systems; threatening processes, current and historical, impacting on marine wildlife, indigenous peoples use of marine wildlife, including management strategies; the theory and practice of the scientific study of populations of marine wildlife; the theoretical basis to, and practical application of, management practices to control human impacts on marine wildlife.

Learning Outcomes

  • appreciate the importance of socio-political issues relevant to management and conservation goals;
  • to gain familiarity with current theory of, and controversies associated with, management of marine wildlife;
  • understanding of relevant field techniques;
  • understanding the historical perspective of processes threatening marine wildlife.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area.


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: Professor Mark Hamann.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 36 hours practicals
  • 16 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 2 days fieldwork
Assessment: major project (50%); assignments (30%); project proposals (20%).

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