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SLE302 - Wildlife Field Studies

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Mike Weston


SLE220 and SLE226



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Intensive: To be held over the inter trimester break between trimester 2 and into trimester 3.  There will be 5 – 6 days of classes and practicals and a 4 - 6 day field trip. Some assessment will be due during trimester 3.


This unit focuses on how wildlife populations are studied in the field. Students will learn, through hands-on experience, how to survey for wildlife using techniques such as trapping, pitfall trapping, observational surveys and camera-based surveys. Field studies will focus on the interrelationships between flora and fauna and how this understanding can be used in management. This unit aims to develop strong practical field techniques. The unit will also further develop written and oral communications skills, experimental design, data analysis skills and teamwork skills.


Literature review on survey techniques 35%, seminar on survey techniques 20%, manuscript (group) 45%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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