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ENVI2111: Conservation Biology & Applied Ecology (2012 - Semester 1)

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Unit: ENVI2111: Conservation Biology & Applied Ecology (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Intermediate
Faculty/School: School of Biological Sciences
Unit Coordinator/s:
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: 12 credit points of junior Biology (BIOL/MBLG/EDUH)
Prohibitions: ENVI2911.
Brief Handbook Description: This topic examines the role of conservation biology and applied ecology in environmental science, examining pattern and process in natural systems and evaluating how these are being affected by pervasive anthropogenic impacts. Focusing on the conservation, assessment of impacts and the restoration of natural systems, we consider the range of ecological issues environmental scientists must address. We examine the extent of environmental problems; derive explanations of why and how they are occurring and address management options for resolving them. A key component of the unit is the opportunity to work in the field on relevant applied ecology and conservation issues. The aim of this unit is for you to understand the processes that go into solving environmental problems from an ecological perspective and how to identify management options.
Assumed Knowledge: None.
Timetable: ENVI2111 Timetable
T&L Activities: Lectures: 2x1 hr lectures/week, 1x2 hr practical/week, 1x2 day field trip during the semester.

Practical Work:
Assessment Description: 1x2 hr exam, 1 field report, 1 review paper, a group presentation (100%)

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Aeronautical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Biomedical Engineering / Science 2013
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Civil Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Science 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Science 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechatronic Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Project Engineering and Management (Civil) / Science 2011
Software Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013
Information Technology (Computer Science) / Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems) / Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Flexible First Year (Stream A) / Science 2012

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