APG5230 - Ecosystems and environmental management - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Human Geography

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Ruth Lane


Dr Ruth Lane

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus block of classes)


APG4430, APG5430


This unit has a domestic field trip component but will not incur any additional cost.


The unit provides a broad introduction to ecology and environmental management at the interface between science and policy. It is suitable for those looking to understand how policy works in practice to best further their professional careers. No prior ecological experience is required. Through Australian and international case studies, the unit will introduce the challenges in translating ecological knowledge into effective policy tools.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will have gained the ability to:

  1. explain key concepts in landscape ecology, including resilience and connectivity;
  2. apply these concepts in real-world environmental contexts;
  3. understand the role of expertise in shaping policy design and implementation;
  4. critically evaluate the interaction between governance approaches and their realisation in practice in terms of sustainability outcomes.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement. + Additional requirements + Field trip

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