ENDANGERED SPECIES BIOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT

ENV3ESB

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

ENV3ESB is an advanced study of conservation biology in practice, relating in particular to the biology and management of threatened and endangered species for long-term survival and recovery . This subject considers aspects of species biology critical to conserving threatened plants and animals. Lecture content will be covered in a case study format, using examples of present day endangered species. Topics covered vary each year, dependent on current issues in conservation, but may include; endangered species listing, extinction, species triage, captive breeding, population modelling, conservation physiology, conservation genetics and community ecology. In addition, students will design a detailed management plan (including consideration of the environmental, social, political and economic dimensions) to use the La Trobe University Wildlife Sanctuary as the basis for the conservation of Victorian threatened species. This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential, which entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems; now and in the future.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHeloise Gibb

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesBOT2PDE OR GEN2EGE OR WCB2IC OR ZOO2FE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsWCB3AC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

An Introduction to Conservation Biology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorPrimack and Sher

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherOxford university Press

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically review published conservation management plans present the results to an audience of peers
02. Prepare a plan of management, including a budget and justification, for the conservation of a threatened species for the future
03. Use a solid understanding of conservation science to review and rank (with justification species conservation plans
04. Explain the theory, concepts and issues of species conservation.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHeloise Gibb

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Critical review of action statements (15 min group presentation - 350 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO4

Species management plan (1600 word equiv)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO4

Critical ranking of species conservation (550 word equiv)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO3, SILO4

Final 2 hr exam (2000 word equiv)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO4