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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:

Mike Weston

Prerequisite:

One of SLE220, SLE226

Corequisite:

SLE010

Contact hours:

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.

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 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

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