BZ3740 - Wildlife Ecology and Management
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
This subject presents the theory and practice of the management of terrestrial vertebrates,
with a strong emphasis on wildlife management in Australia. What impacts terrestrial
biodiversity?, how does ecology factor in?, and how should we manage areas? Topics
covered include: sustainable harvesting, fire, grazing, invasive species, managing
protected areas, living with wildlife, and disease. Detailed case studies of Australian
examples are used, particularly from tropical north Queensland. A 4-day fieldtrip
to a cattle station draws on the principles learnt. There are additional charges for
this subject; please contact the School for details.
There are additional charges for this subject; please contact the School for details.
- familiarity with current problems, practices and controversies in wildlife management
- familiarity with practical problems and methodologies in wildlife management;
- familiarity with ecological theory as the scientific basis of wildlife management;
- familiarity with factors determining diversity and abundance of terrestrial vertebrates.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of principles
of population and community ecology (BS2460 or equivalent).
||BS2460 OR MB2060 OR 3CP of level 2 BZ
|BZ5740 ZL3205 ZL5205
Study Period 1
|Census Date 22-Mar-2018
||Dr Conrad Hoskin.
- 26 hours lectures
- 32 hours fieldwork
||end of semester exam (50%); assignments (25%); field trip report (25%).
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and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest