Conservation Biology and Genetics (6914.3)
|Level:||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Applied Science|
|Discipline:||Discipline of Environmental Science|
This unit is no longer offered. Information may be available for Units in the following years:
- Version 1 - Start Date: 01/01/2006 End Date: 31/12/2006
- Version 2 - Start Date: 01/01/2007 End Date: 31/12/2008
- Version 3 - Start Date: 01/01/2009 End Date: 31/12/2011
Conservation Biology and Genetics employs advanced understanding of ecology and genetics to address conservation problems most obviously species extinction and the loss of biodiversity. It is also concerned with the social aspects of biological conservation. Topics covered will include principles and paradigms in conservation biology, ecological models, wildlife genetics, 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 and possible future employers.
- At the end of this subject students will: have developed an advanced understanding of biological conservation; have the basic skills to incorporate ecological theory and molecular genetic tools in the management of species for conservation; be able to conduct a detailed appraisal and analysis of real- world problems of conservation relevance; and have well-developed scientific thinking and writing skills and ability to work as part of a team
Up to three hours of tutorial sessions and one on-line lecture per week; up to 5 days of field activities.
Ecology and Biodiversity.