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BZ5215 - Conservation Biology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: 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, Master of Development Practice, Graduate Certificate of Development Practice, Graduate Diploma of Development Practice, Master of Science or Master of Science (Professional).

This subject covers the application of principles from population ecology, community ecology and genetics to the conservation of threatened populations and communities. Topics include causes of extinction, stochastic population modelling, genetics in conservation, concepts in biodiversity, systematic conservation planning, case studies. Students will attend lectures, tutorials and practical classes in BZ3215 and will also undertake a project or a major literature review.

Learning Outcomes

  • development of critical faculties in the use of theory-based techniques and guidelines for management;
  • familiarity with current theory and controversies in Conservation Biology;
  • understanding of the interface between theory and practice in conservation.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (15%) - Individual
  • Written > Examination (College administered) - (25%) - Individual
  • Oral > Debate - (30%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (30%) - Individual.
Assumed
Knowledge:
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 background in biology and a good understanding of principles of population and community ecology.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BZ3215

Availabilities

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (Workshop each week and an optional workshop each week)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (Workshop each week and an optional workshop each week)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: 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 official information.