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EV5205 - Conserving Tropical Rainforests

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

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

Learning Outcomes

  • develop comprehension and appreciation of human- rainforest relationships, especially links with forest resources and ecological processes;
  • develop conceptual frameworks for analysis and evaluation;
  • develop an awareness and understanding of the major global issues in the conservation of biodiversity in rainforests and of ecologically sustainable management.

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 speak and write logically, clearly and creatively.
EV3200 EV5200 EV3205 GE3205 GE5205


Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
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%); general essay (10%) seminar essay (10%) field report (20%) seminar (10%) (50%).

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