SLE310 - Pest Plants and Animals
2021 unit information
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Previously coded as:||
Two level 2 SLE-coded units
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||
2 x 1 hour online class per week, 2 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.
Students may be required to meet their own expenses while on fieldwork.
The damaging impacts of pest plants and animals on natural and productive systems are widely recognised, and in native ecosystems they pose a serious threat to the conservation of biodiversity. This unit focuses on the ecology and management of pest plants and animals, especially introduced species. Topics covered include reproduction, distribution and persistence of pest species, and the relevant state and national legislation. Control strategies, including biological, chemical and mechanical techniques will be examined, and integrated pest management will be emphasised using case studies. An online pest management workshop will provide an opportunity to brainstorm solutions to some pest issues, and an on-campus practical will improve weed identification skills
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