ISSUES IN CONSERVATION
Credit points: 15
This subject covers the major issues in conservation biology. Topics covered may change yearly, dependent on current issues in conservation biology but will generally include biodiversity and its assessment, extinction, the interaction between biology and management, threatening processes, conservation on and off reserves, and the global context of conservation. Critical to the subject is a 5 day compulsory field camp at Wilsons Promontory National Park generally run the week prior to semester 1 commencing, where you will be exposed to the interaction between conservation and management and learn to "read landscapes" and observe natural history and introduced to ecological research techniques. During this camp you will conduct research addressing important conservation questions which you will analyse, present and write up during the semester. This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential which entails a deep appreciation of how we live in an interconnected world, being able to recognize the global context of concepts, act across cultures and boundaries, and work with diverse communities - now and in the future.
Subject Co-ordinatorRyan Phillips
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
PrerequisitesBIO1EEB AND BIO1MGC AND BIO1APM
Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management
Quota-conditions or rulesPriority is given to SBSWCB students for whom this subject is core, then remaining positions are allocated based on average marks in BIO1MGC & BIO1EEB & BIO1APM.
Special conditionsStudents must attend the 5 day field trip prior to semester commencing.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
An Introduction to Conservation Biology
AuthorPrimack and Sher
PublisherOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Practical conservation biology
AuthorD. Lindenmayer & M. Burgman
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment size40
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRyan Phillips
Field TripWeek: 10 - 22
One 5.00 d field trip per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Field course (5 days) in week before Semester One
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Field diary/notebook (500-words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO4|
|Project report - (2,000-words)||N/A||N/A||No||30||SILO3, SILO4|
|Group oral presentation (375-words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||10||SILO2, SILO4|
|Theory exam - 1.5 hours (1,500-words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO4|