Applications in Conservation

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Applications in Conservation

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Animal Science, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability, Life Sciences, Social Ecology, Wildlife Biology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    (BIO2POS and either (WCB2IC or CBE2IC)) or WEM2QRM

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    30
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    6 - 8
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    This is an advanced study of wildlife and conservation biology in practice, relating in particular to biodiversity assessment, species and ecosystem management and conservation law. Biodiversity assessment will consider the determination and mapping of biodiversity, the modelling of distribution and habitat and reserve area selection. Species management will consider aspects of the captive breeding of species, population viability analysis and species re-introduction. Ecosystem management will consider the aims, goals and monitoring of management, the meanings of 'sustainability' and the processes by which it can be achieved in ecosystems. Conservation policy will consider the legal framework of biodiversity and environmental protection, legislation in Australia and overseas, international treaties and the practical application of policy within Australia.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.