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SLE220 - Wildlife Ecology

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SQB220

Unit chair:

Euan Ritchie

Prerequisite:

SLE103 or SLE132

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour class per week

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

The objectives of this unit are to enable students to develop a strong understanding of theoretical population ecology. Students will cover areas such as: animals as individuals, animals in populations, dispersal, resources, limiting factors and regulating mechanisms, competition, predation and population estimation. An understanding of these areas will then be used to examine how we currently manage wildlife populations. Different approaches to wildlife management will be discussed in relation to theoretical population ecology. Students will then be encouraged to critically examine our current management practices and attempt to develop their own philosophy towards the management of our wildlife resources.

Assessment

Mid-trimester test 20%, literature review 30%, examination 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3863$3609

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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