SLE220 - Wildlife Ecology


2023 unit information

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


EFTSL value: 0.125

SLE103 or SLE132



Incompatible with:


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 - cloud (online)

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


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 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 then be encouraged to critically examine our current management practices and attempt to develop their own philosophy towards the management of our wildlife resources.

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