CANI510 Wild Dog Ecology

Credit Points 6
Offering
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
25 April 2019 27 April 2019 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 candidature in a postgraduate award in the School of Environmental and Rural Science or the School of Science and Technology
Co-requisites None
Restrictions CANI310 or CANI410
Notes

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 CANI310 - Wild Dog Ecology
CANI410 - Wild Dog Ecology
Coordinator(s) Wendy Brown (wbrown@une.edu.au)
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.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

ISBN: 9780198515562
Macdonald, D.W. and Sillero-Zubiri, C. (eds), Oxford University Press 2004

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Recommended Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Recommended material is held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Dogs: Their Fossil Relatives and Evolutionary History

ISBN: 9780231135290
Wang, X. and Tedford, R.H., Columbia University Press 2010

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1 20% 2000
Assessment Notes

Written Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1

Compulsory Assignment 2 20% 2000
Assessment Notes

Written Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-2

Compulsory Oral Assessment (Debate) 10%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 3, 5

Compulsory Practical 20%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 2-3

Compulsory Practical 0%
Assessment Notes

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.

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 30%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 3, 4, 5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate mastery of the ecology and evolution of wild canids globally and their interactions with human society;
  2. present an advanced and expert integrated knowledge of the phylogeny, behavioural ecology and conservation status of all extant members of the familiy Canidae;
  3. investigate, analyse and critically evaluate current policies and practices on dog control and wild dog conservation, and generate and evaluate further developments in the area;
  4. utilise specialised theoretical and practical knowledge of comparative skull morphology to develop new understanding of canid ecology; and
  5. review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge of wild dog control and conservation and documenting in scientific format.