SLE322 - Landscape Ecology


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Two level 2 SLE-coded units



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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 2 hour class per week, 5 x 3 hour practicals per trimester, field work (up to 15 hours).


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; land transformation and habitat fragmentation; patch dynamics; edges; corridors and connectivity; land mosaics; major concepts used to describe and communicate the spatial dynamics of populations, 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.

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