Alpine ecology course

Alpine ecology course

09 Feb 2011

La Trobe University’s Department of Environmental Management & Ecology, Albury-Wodonga, will hold its 2011 Alpine Ecology Course from Sunday 13 to Friday 18 February in Falls Creek.

Mount FeathertopThe six day course is designed for people who already work in Alpine areas and provides essential knowledge on the plants, animals, landforms and soils that make up alpine ecosystems in the context of land use and conservation issues.

‘It is important for people that have land management roles in the Alpine National Park and in alpine tourism to have an understanding of alpine ecosystems and the long-term protection of this environment,’ says Associate Professor Ewen Silvester, Department of Environmental Management and Ecology, Albury-Wodonga.

Formal knowledge of botany, zoology or geology is not required as each session provides the basic foundations required to understand the topic. The course will largely be conducted in the field through practical demonstration in small project groups in order for participants to appreciate the importance of protecting Australia’s alpine landscape, flora and fauna.

For photo opportunities or any further information on the workshop please contact:

Ewen Silvester
T (02) 6024 9878
M 0403 396 036
E e.silvester@latrobe.edu.au

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