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BZ3740 - Wildlife Ecology and Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Marine & Tropical Biology

This subject introduces the theory and practice of the management of terrestrial vertebrates, with a strong emphasis on wildlife management in Australia, the sustainable exploitation of vertebrate species and the control of vertebrate pests. Detailed case studies of Australian examples are provided throughout. Topics include theory and practice of harvesting as applied to wildlife populations, biological invasions, prospects for control of vertebrate pests, pest management, habitat management, and population monitoring.

There are additional charges for this subject; please contact the School for details.

Learning Outcomes

  • familiarity with current problems, practices and controversies in wildlife management in Australia;
  • familiarity with ecological theory as the scientific basis of wildlife management and with factors determining abundance and habitat utilisation by terrestrial vertebrates;
  • familiarity with practical problems and methodologies in wildlife management.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends.
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of principles of population and community ecology (BZ2440 or equivalent), and of quantitative methods in biology (BZ2001 or equivalent).
Prerequisites: (BZ2001 OR BS2001 OR AG2001)
BZ5740 ZL3205 ZL5205


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 3 hours practicals
  • 24 hours fieldwork
Assessment: end of semester exam (65%); assignments (35%).

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