Managing Fauna

Subject EVSC30004 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 lectures + 3 field trips (approx 10 hrs)
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: 25 points of 200 level subjects in any area.
Corequisites: N/A
Recommended Background Knowledge: N/A
Non Allowed Subjects: N/A
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview: This subject will explore the concepts of ecological processes that regulate native and exotic faunal populations in Australia. We will investigate techniques used to monitor and manage faunal populations that are at risk; current methods of control and harvesting techniques; and fauna legislation and regulation which protect and enhance populations. Case studies and field trips will be used to validate the above points.

At the completion of the this subject students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a knowledge of animal management, including methods of control and techniques that can be implemented to enhance threatened populations;
  • understand the social, historical and environmental context of animal management;
  • describe issues of fauna management in appropriate technical language;
  • access and appreciate national and international debates regarding fauna management;
  • apply critical and analytical skills and methods to identity and solve problems in fauna management.
  • 2 hour exam – 60%
  • 1 essay – 1500 words each – 10% - Due mid semester
  • 1 major assignment (Development of an action plan) – 3500 words – 30%. Due end of semester
Prescribed Texts: N/A
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

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Generic Skills:
  • independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values;
  • critical and analytical skills and methods for identification and resolution of problems;
  • engage confidently in self-directed study and research;
  • high level written, oral and graphical communication skills.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Landscape Management

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