Faculty of Science

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedGippsland First semester 2014 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Wendy Wright


Topics covered include the reserve system, the role of government, flora and fauna management and protection, indigenous land management, fire ecology and management, human environmental impacts, ecotourism, forest management and general management strategies.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic ecological, conservation, social economic and management principles that are necessary to formulate a management plan for a natural area such as a national park, state park or state forest;

  1. Explain the role of government and legislation in this planning activity;

  1. Critically evaluate natural area management issues and plans using knowledge of the techniques for flora and fauna management, and fire and visitor management.


Written assignments and practical work: 40%
End-of-semester examination: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Equivalent of three 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week plus an average of approximately two hours practical exercises per week (including field excursions and assignment work).

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


ENV1722 and six points of level two ENV units