PARKS AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

OED3PWM

Not currently offered

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. This subject includes a 4 day field trip with overnight camping.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMarcus Morse

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

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

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and practical work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and practical work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials and practical work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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