Revegetation and Landscape Restoration

Subject 207-305 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - 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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty-six hours lectures, 36 hours field excursions
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 207-202 Australian Flora and 207-211 Australian Fauna or 207-105 Horticulture II.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr Rowan Reid
Subject Overview:

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • define agroforestry, revegetation and habitat creation systems;

  • select appropriate species for habitat creation and revegetation situations;

  • assess and prepare sites for planting and habitat creation;

  • plan, implement and cost plantings and the creation of habitat landscapes;

  • evaluate, design and implement urban and rural revegetation programs;

  • recognise the relationships between flora and fauna in relevant systems;

  • prepare a management plan for a revegetation or habitat creation site;

  • determine the best land use options for a unit of land;

  • describe the benefits of revegetation and habitat creation; and

  • identify relevant aesthetic and design principles and philosophies.

The topics to be studied in the subject include:

  • agroforestry, habitat creation and revegetation philosophies and definitions;

  • costs and benefits of revegetation and habitat creation management;

  • site assessment and modification;

  • products and markets;

  • species selection;

  • site preparation and amelioration;

  • revegetation schemes;

  • techniques for creating habitats and diversifying flora and fauna;

  • sites and their management; planting and establishment costs;

  • labour;

  • plantings and wildlife;

  • government policy;

  • career structures; and

  • land use options and management.

Assessment: A 3-hour examination (60%) and two assignments equivalent to 2500 words (each 20%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Horticulture
Bachelor of Horticulture
Bachelor of Horticulture (Honours)
Bachelor of Natural Resource Management
Bachelor of Natural Resource Management

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