Management of Australian Ecosystems

Subject 121-511 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Total contact hours are 42 hours of lectures, seminars, fieldwork and laboratories (computer and analytical). 121-511 in 2008 will be offered as a Semester 1 intensive on 1 - 4 May (Thursday to Sunday) and 10 - 11 May (Saturday-Sunday). Teaching hours will be 6.15pm - 9.45pm on Thursday 1 May; 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5.15pm on Friday 2 May; 9am - 1pm and 2pm - 5.15pm on both Saturday 10 May and Sunday 11 May. On the two-day field trip to the Grampians national park, Saturday-Sunday 3 - 4 May, overnight at Mt Zero Log Cabins, the teaching hours will be 8am - 5pm.
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Marc Bellette
Subject Overview:

This subject focuses on several key issues in the conservation and management of major Australian ecosystems. In particular, it investigates the underpinning ecological knowledge and management practices associated with fire, salinity, disease, and grazing in southern Australian forest, shrubland and alpine vegetation.

Assessment: A research report 3000 words 70% and an essay 2000 words 30% (both submitted approximately 6 weeks after completion of intensive subject delivery).
Prescribed Texts: None. Core reading materials are provided via LMS.
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to evaluate and synthesize the research and professional literature in applied ecology;
  • design, conduct and report on original research based on field and/or laboratory investigation;
  • work effectively in projects which require team-work;
  • use advanced numerical and computer techniques applicable to ecological analysis and interpretaton.
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Related Course(s): Master of Development Studies(CWT)

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