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Conservation of Bioresources (6 points)


Leader: Dr Wendy Wright

Gippsland First semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2003 (OCL)
Malaysia Second semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: ENV2726 begins with an overview of the conservation of biodiversity and the issues involved in conservation. Reasons for, and methods of, conserving species, populations, habitats, communities, ecosystems and biodiversity are explored. Specific case studies are presented. The subject continues with the identification and discussion of factors which may affect conservation in practice. Students will choose a case study and examine, in project work, how such factors may affect a specific conservation program (a national park or reserve or a larger area such as the Victorian Alps region, which may have pressures other than conservation upon it).

Assessment: Assignments: 50% + Examination: 50%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures and one 2-hour tutorial per week, plus an average of approximately 2 hours practical exercises per week (including field excursions and assignment work)

Prerequisites: ENV1616

Prohibitions: BIO2042 and BIO2031

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