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BIOL2924: Ecology and Conservation (Advanced)

The content of BIOL2924 will be based on BIOL2024 but qualified students will participate in alternative components at a more advanced level. The content and nature of these components may vary from year to year.

Code BIOL2924
Academic unit Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
An annual average mark of at least 70 in the previous year
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the characteristics of the major biomes of the world for terrestrial and marine systems
  • LO2. understand the fundamental principles driving ecological processes for individual populations though to ecosystems
  • LO3. understand the major conservation threats to biodiversity in Australia and the world
  • LO4. understand the philosophical differences between ecology and conservation
  • LO5. appreciate the inherent complexity in natural systems and in conservation issues
  • LO6. appreciate the importance of ecology to conservation management
  • LO7. appreciate the importance of rigorous, evidence-based solutions for conservation management
  • LO8. identify the ecology of the major terrestrial and marine biomes of the world
  • LO9. pose ecological questions and design appropriate ecological field sampling regimes
  • LO10. critique ecological literature and assess evidence for conservation issues
  • LO11. present and analyse ecological data to test hypotheses.