SLE220 - Wildlife Ecology

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:

SQB220

EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

SLE103 or SLE132

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour class per week

Content

The objective of this unit is to enable students to develop a strong understanding of theoretical population ecology, and its applications. Students will cover key concepts and topics including: individual variations, population estimation, population change and demographics, dispersal, niches, competition, predation, harvesting and conserving wildlife. An understanding of these will then be used to examine how we currently manage wildlife populations. Different approaches to wildlife management will be discussed in relation to theoretical population ecology. Students will then be encouraged to critically examine our current management practices and attempt to develop their own philosophy towards the management of our wildlife resources.

Unit Fee Information

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