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SLE310 - Pest Plants and Animals

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SQB310

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Desley Whisson

Prerequisite:

Two level 2 SLE-coded units

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 4 hour class per week.

Note:

Students may be required to meet their own expenses while on fieldwork.

Content

The damaging impacts of pest plants and animals on natural and productive systems are widely recognised, and in native ecosystems they pose a serious threat to the conservation of biodiversity. This unit focuses on the ecology and management of pest plants and animals, especially introduced species. Topics covered include reproduction, distribution and persistence of pest species, and the relevant state and national legislation. Control strategies, including biological, chemical and mechanical techniques will be examined, and integrated pest management will be emphasised using case studies.

Assessment

Two assignments (30% each) 60%, 2 tests (20% each) 40%

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