Conservation Ecology (10234.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Science||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesEcology, 10231, and Biostatistics, 10222.
Assumed knowledgeLevel 2 Ecology and Statistics.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Dr Richard Duncan|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Richard Duncan|
There are no set texts for this unit. Useful texts for the unit are -
Braysher, Mike (2017) Managing Australia's Pest Animals. A Guide to Strategic Planning and Effective Management. CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Australia.
Groom, M.J., Meffe, G.K. and Carroll, C.R. (2005) Principles of Conservation Biology. 3rd edition. Sinauer Associates, Sutherland, US.
Lindenmayer, D.B. and Burgman, M.A. (2005) Practical Conservation Biology. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood. Out of print.
Lindenmayer, D., Barton, P. and Pierson, J. (eds) (2015) Indicators and Surrogates of Biodiversity and Environmental Change. CSIRO Publishing, Clayton, Australia.
The library has copies of some of these books. The Unit Convenor can lend Groom et al. (2005), Lindenmayer and Burgman (2005) and Lindenmayer et al. (2015) to students for short periods.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
An aggregate mark of 50% or more overall overall to pass the unit.
In addition, students must:
- complete and submit all assessment items for marking; and
- achieve a mark of at least 40% in the online test in Week 9.
The contact hours in this unit consist of 22 hours of lectures, 22 hours of tutorials and 2 hours of seminar attendance. The remaining hours of workload should be distributed across the various assessments.
It is strongly recommended that students start working on their review report as early as possible. Student should start preparing their review report at least four weeks before the due date for submitting the report on 9 November 2020.
Inclusion and engagement
Please consult with the Unit Convenor early in the semester (before the end of Week 2) if you have any issues that could affect your participation in the class in Week 7 run by the Botanic Gardens staff.
Students' participation in the classes for the unit will enhance their understanding of Conservation Ecology, and is required to complete the assessment tasks. Students are expected to participate in all tutorial classes. The online test will be in the Friday tutorial session in Week 9.
Attending the class in Week 7 run by the Botanic Gardens staff is mandatory. If you have a concern about attending this class, please speak to the Unit Convenor before the end of Week 2.
Required IT skills
Students will need basic computer skills in using web browsers, email and Microsoft Office software. The written reports must be in word processor format, readable by MS Word. All written assessment items (unless specified otherwise) are to be uploaded to the unit's Canvas site.
Students are required to arrange their own transport to the mandatory class at the Botanic Gardens in Week 7, and for the voluntary visit to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve in the mid-semester break. There are no other costs.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Provision of information to the class
Notifications through the Canvas Announcements or Canvas Discussion Forum are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of students to ensure that they check for announcements on the unit's Canvas website (Canvas Announcements are emailed to student email addresses only). Students should ensure they check their student email regularly.
Use of student email account
The University Email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore all unit enquiries should be emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact firstname.lastname@example.org if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
Students should let the Unit Covenor know if they are absent from classes due to illness or other reasons. The Unit Convenor will take reasonable steps to help students catch up if they are absent from class because of illness or other legitimate reasons.
Unforseen circumstances, which are beyond the unit convenor's control, could result in changes in the mode of delivery of lecture and tutorials. Students will be advised if unforseen circumstances affect delivery methods for lectures and/or tutorials.