Credit points: 15
In this subject students explore the natural and cultural characteristics of riverine, box and ironbark forests, and mountain and alpine areas of south-eastern Australia. Changing attitudes towards the land are explored by a chronological examination of Aboriginal and European occupation of the continent. Current land management issues are explored through a number of case studies, with particular emphasis on land use conflicts in the Australian alpine area.
SchoolSchool of Education
Subject Co-ordinatorRuth Lawrence
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Australian Alps: Kosciuszko, Alpine and Namadgi National Parks||Prescribed||Slattery, D. 2015||CSIRO Publishing|
|Readings||Flooded forest and desert creek: ecology and history of the river red gum||Prescribed||Colloff, M.J. 2014||CSIRO Publishing|
|Readings||Wildlife of the Box-Ironbark country||Prescribed||Tzaros, C. 2005||CSIRO PUBLISHING|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Demonstrate an understanding of (a) the concepts of bioregions and Ecological Vegetation Classes (EVCs), (b) the landforms, climate, hydrology and/or biota of the following four bioregions: Riverine Plains, Box and Ironbark forests, Mountains and Alpine bioregions, and (c) the changing attitudes of Aborigines and Europeans towards land in different bioregions, (d) past and present land management strategies in each of the four bioregions
- Lectures, tutorials, field trips
02. Report on observations and data collected on a field trip complemented by material covered in lectures, tutorials and published literature
- Lectures, tutorials
03. Read and discuss the literature on the natural and cultural history of the four bioregions, and demonstrate skills in oral communication through the presentation of selected topics in tutorials
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Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Lawrence
One 2.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|1,500-word assignment||Practical work hurdle (compulsory). Satisfactory participation and performance to defined exit standards are required to meet the compulsory hurdle assessment.||35||02|
|one 2 hour exam||50||01|
|tutorial participation||measured by contribution to analytical discussion||15||03|