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EV5205 - Conserving Tropical Rainforests

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Marine & 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.
EV3200 EV5200 EV3205 GE3205 GE5205


Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
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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