Ecology of Urban Landscapes
Subject EVSC30006 (2014)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: up to 12 hours of practicals, 24 lectures, 6 field trips |
Total Time Commitment:
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Study Period Commencement:
and an additional 25 points of 200 level subjects.
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Nicholas Williams
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Melbourne School of Land & Environment (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Australia is one of the most urbanised countries in an increasingly urbanised world. This subject will introduce students to urban ecology and landscape ecology concepts and illustrate how they can be applied to plan and design more ecologically sustainable human landscapes. Topics include the concept of scale in ecology, land transformation and habitat fragmentation, the structure and components of landscapes, patterns and processes along urban-rural gradients, the impacts of urbanisation on biodiversity and strategies to mitigate them.
Upon completion of the course students should be able to
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A reading pack will be prepared
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology |
Environmental Science major
Environments Discipline subjects
Landscape Management major
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED
Urban Design and Planning major
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Greening Urban Landscapes |
Natural systems and our designed world
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