Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop a working knowledge of key elements in natural and cultural resource management, with particular reference to protected areas. Topics include weeds and feral animals, legal and scientific approaches to natural resource management, use of protected areas as a baseline for research and management, and the interplay between natural and cultural resource management. Case studies focus on biodiversity and heritage management practices in south eastern Australia.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGregg Muller

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

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Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsProtected Area Management: Principles and PracticeRecommendedWorboys, G., Lockwood, M. & De Lacy, T. (2001)OUP.
ReadingsPractical Conservation BiologyRecommendedLindenmayer, D., & Burgman, M.CSIRO PUBLISHING

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand the underlying concepts and fundamental ideas underpinning biological conservation and develop an overview of the status of biological conservation in south eastern Australia

Lectures, tutorials and practical work

02. Understand the spatial factors at work in conservation and protected area management and demonstrate skills in field survey techniques

Lectures, tutorials and practical work

03. Develop an overview of the main factors and patterns of ecological disturbance and of the social and legal setting within which protected area management takes place

Lectures, tutorials and practical work

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGregg Muller

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 21
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 18 - 22
Two 3.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 10 - 22
One 4.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2,000-word assignment40 01, 02, 03
one 2,000-word essay40 01, 02, 03
planning, participation and tutorial exercises20 01