EV5251 - Environmental Impacts of Human Activities in Protected Areas
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
This subject examines the applicability and techniques derived from ecological and
earth sciences which are of particular value in protected area management; environmental
and human-induced impacts in protected areas; factors affecting human impacts in protected
areas; management strategies and concepts; research design for measuring and monitoring
human impacts in protected areas; visitor and site management; applications in terrestrial
and marine ecosystems (especially tropical rainforest); biological and physical environment
field survey; data analysis and interpretation techniques; reviews of previous work
undertaken in northern Australian protected areas. The main emphasis is on terrestrial
ecosystems (especially tropical environments) but marine and ocean island systems
are also included.
- the aim of this subject is to familiarise students with the nature of protected areas
and development of techniques for measuring and monitoring human impacts in protected
areas as a basis for ecologically sustainable management.
- essays (25%)
- examination, fieldwork practical, group seminar, practical (75%).
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