Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 48 hours comprising of 4 hours per week: one 2-hr lecture and one 2-hr tutorial; with a full day field trip in the first half of the semester . NOTE: attendance of the full day field trip is compulsory. |
Total Time Commitment:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
It is recommended that students have completed one or more of the following subjects before attempting this subject:
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Summer Term, Semester 2
|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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Helena Bender
This subject examines challenges in landscape and ecosystem management using Cartesian and complexity science frameworks, such as systems thinking, resilience, decision analysis, ecological economics and related tools. The subject will expose how these frameworks are applied, along with their strengths and weaknesses using interesting and current international and domestic case study analysis. Students will learn about the practice of understanding and managing contests over multiple resources along with the implications for society, ecosystems and the interdependencies between them on a day long compulsory field trip. The field trip will take place during the semester. Students will be required to arrange their absence with other subjects. The estimated additional cost of the one-day field trip will be approximately $60 / student. Students are responsible for the cost of food.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
A three part project report of 3,000 words equivalent (90% total)
Participation in tutorial discussions, 1000 word equivalent, weekly (10%)
Attendance of subject field trip, first half of semester (hurdle)
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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|
This subject contributes to the development of generic skills. On completion students should have further developed their skills in:
Landscape Ecosystem Management major |
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED
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