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SLE302 - Wildlife Field Studies

Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SQB302

Unit chair:M Weston
Prerequisite:

One of SQB220 or SLE220 and one of SQB226 or SLE226

Corequisite:

SLE010

Contact hours:

To be held over the inter trimester break between trimester 2 and 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.

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

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 Elliot trapping, cage trapping, pitfall trapping, observation surveys and remote monitoring. 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, data analysis skills and teamwork skills.

Assessment

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
$1076$1076$3750$3503

* 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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