CANI310 Wild Dog Ecology

Updated: 16 October 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
16 April 2020 18 April 2020 Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites ZOOL203
Co-requisites None
Restrictions CANI410 or CANI510

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Combined Units CANI410 - Wild Dog Ecology
CANI510 - Wild Dog Ecology
Coordinator(s) Wendy Brown (
Unit Description

In 'Wild Dog Ecology' we explore the ecology, evolution and natural history of wild canids; the origins of the domestic dog; and issues surrounding dog control and wild dog conservation. Students will participate in field work to gain first-hand experience in techniques used to monitor wild dog activity and learn best practice management for the control of wild dogs and dingoes in Australia.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the ecology and evolution of wild canids globally and their interactions with human society;
  2. demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the phylogeny, behavioural ecology and conservation status of all extant members of the family Canidae;
  3. analyse and critically review available information on management policies regarding dog control and wild dog canid conservation, and the impacts of how these policies are implemented in practical situation;
  4. demonstrate broad and coherent understanding of comparative skull morphology in relation to canid ecology; and
  5. exercise critical thinking and judgement in discussing issues related to wild dog control and conservation and documenting in scientific format.