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Conservation Ecology (10234.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Science


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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (185578) - View
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This unit will develop student knowledge of the principles and practices in conservation biology, ecological models, and adaptive management. Integration with a field-based, real-world conservation case study will provide a direct link between students, the complexities of conservation problems, conservation approaches, and possible future careers. Case studies from Australia and internationally will be introduced, as appropriate.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of biological conservation;

2. Demonstrate ability to incorporate ecological theory in applied conservation;

3. Conduct a detailed appraisal and analysis of real-world problems of conservation relevance;

4. Demonstrate well-developed scientific thinking and be able to communicate those clearly through both written and verbal skills; and

5. Work effectively as part of a team in the field.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

4 hours per week.


Ecology, 10231, and Biostatistics, 10222.



Assumed Knowledge

Level 2 Ecology and Statistics.

Incompatible Units


Equivalent Units

Conservation Biology, 8898.

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