SLE220 - Wildlife Ecology


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Online
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: SQB220
EFTSL value: 0.125

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.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 1 hour online lecture per week, 1 x 2 hour online lecture per week.


The objective of this unit is to enable students to develop a strong understanding of theoretical population ecology, and its applications for wildlife conservation and management. Students will cover key concepts and topics including: individual variation, population estimation, population change and demographics, dispersal, species 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 be encouraged to critically examine our current management practices and attempt to develop their own philosophies towards the management of wildlife.

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