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SLE302 - Wildlife Field Studies

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:


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 and teamwork skills.


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

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