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|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)|
Andrew Francis Bennett
Two level 2 SLE-coded units
2 x 1 hour classes per week, 5 x 3 hour practical sessions per trimester, 1 x 1 day weekend field trip.
Fieldwork including a weekend field trip forms a compulsory part of this unit. Students may be required to meet their own expenses in relation to food and accommodation while on fieldwork.
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.
Landscape ecology is the study of spatial patterns in the environment, how these patterns affect ecological processes, and the implications of pattern and process for land management and nature conservation. It integrates the study of flora fauna, physical environmental factors and the place of people in the landscape. In this unit we will address topics including: the structure of natural and modified landscapes; cultural aspects of landscapes; land transformation and habitat fragmentation; patch dynamics; boundaries and edges; corridors and connectivity; wind and water flows in mosaics; and how plant and animal populations respond to landscape patterns. We will give particular attention to the application of landscape ecology to sustainable land management and biodiversity conservation, using many national and international case studies.
Examination 40%, literature review 15%, three practical reports 45%
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