In this unit, students will use and critique current research to understand broad concepts of conservation science, the complexities of ecosystem structure and function, and issues in conservation. This unit includes examples of current conservation scenarios and programs that are being developed and implemented, and provides an opportunity to explore conservation science and education as practiced at Taronga Conservation Society Australia. It also explores approaches to addressing conservation and evaluating conservation programs. Students will critically assess different techniques used in conservation science through examination of the literature - both peer reviewed and unpublished reports.
A total of 24 hours consisting of 2hr seminars and weekend workshops, all taking place at Taronga Zoo.