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BZ3215 - Conservation Biology

Credit points: 03
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Marine & Environmental Sciences

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.

Learning Outcomes

  • development of critical faculties in the use of theory-based techniques and guidelines for management;
  • familiarity with current theories and controversies in conservation biology;
  • understanding of the interface between theory and practice in conservation.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of first and second year biology and ecology.
Prerequisites: (BZ1001 OR BZ1005) AND (BZ2440 OR BZ2880 OR MB2060) AND (BZ1007 OR BZ1006 OR ZL1001 OR BZ1004 OR AG1004 OR BT1001 OR BZ1003 OR AG1003)
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BZ5215 ZL3204 ZL5204

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Professor Lin Schwarzkopf
Lecturers: Dr Amy Diedrich, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 8 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (25%); assignments (15%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
    Census Date 26-Mar-2015
    Coordinator: Dr Segun Osunkoya
    Lecturers: Dr Amy Diedrich, Dr Segun Osunkoya, Professor Lin Schwarzkopf.
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures
    • 8 hours tutorials
    • 12 hours practicals
      Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (25%); assignments (15%).

      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.