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Unit details

SLE317 - Australian Vegetation and Its Management

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Maria Gibson

Prerequisite:

Two level 2 SLE-coded units

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 4 hour class per week plus 1 three day field trip

Note:

Students may be required to meet their own expenses while on fieldwork.

Content

The biological processes of the major Australian vegetation types and the marine, benthic, macro-algae will be examined to provide the basis for critical examination of their management.  The issues involved in the conservation and restoration of rare, threatened and vulnerable communities are discussed. Endangering processes, including climate change and ecosystem disruption, are considered in the context of restoration programs, and issues relating to the various approaches to the restoration of native vegetation are explored. Throughout the program students are encouraged to question and critically evaluate the social aspects relating to vegetation conservation and management.

Assessment

2 x assignments (30% each) 60%, 2 x in-class theory tests (20% each) 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$4232$4859

* 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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