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SLE302 - Wildlife Field Studies

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SQB302

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Mike Weston

Prerequisite:

SLE220 and SLE226

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

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.

Content

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.

Assessment

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

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon


2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:


Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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