RESTORATION OF AQUATIC HABITAT

AGR3RAH

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students of this subject will explore theory and practice in restoration ecology applied to a range of selected landscapes and riverscapes/riparian zones. Students will explore concepts in restoration ecology, including the processes that shape landscapes and restoration, restoration thresholds, biodiversity, community assembly rules, exotic species, inter- and intra-specific interactions, and ethical and social issues. Students will undertake a critical review of a selected restoration project, assessing the case study against a set of criteria considered best practice in restoration ecology.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe and explain the basic principles, theories and current practices and issues in restoration ecology

Activities:
Workshops and field trips will be used for students to gain knowledge in restoration principles and techniques. Group discussion of issues will take place in workshop sessions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

02. Describe and explain the key approaches to manage and restore vegetation and implement river restoration

Activities:
Workshops and field trips will be used for students to gain knowledge in restoration management and techniques. Group discussion of issues and analysis of case studies will take place in workshop sessions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

03. Apply skills in the observation and recording of field and laboratory data

Activities:
Workshops and field trips will be used for students to gain knowledge in restoration principles and techniques. Methods of data collection will be undertaken in the field as well as in the laboratory. Group discussion of issues and analysis of case studies will take place in workshop sessions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Apply appropriate theory and techniques of restoration ecology in a range of environmental contexts with reference to ethical and social issues

Activities:
Workshops and field trips will be used for students to gain knowledge in restoration principles and techniques. Group discussion of issues and analysis of case studies will take place in workshop sessions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

05. Use specialist terminology appropriately and present outputs in a format suitable for a professional audience using academic conventions

Activities:
Students will present reports and plans of aquatic restoration using appropriate language. These reports and plans will be completed and critiqued in small groups.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPenelope Smith

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
Two 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assignment (1500 words)40 01, 02, 04, 05
Case study (1000 words)30 01, 02, 04, 05
Tutorial Reports (5 small reports 200 words each)30 01, 02, 03, 04