EM323 Wildlife Ecology and Management

Updated: 19 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

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

Start Finish Attendance Notes
18 June 2019 20 June 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 ECOL203 or ECOL210 or candidature in BRurSc or BSc (Zool) or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions EM423 or EM523
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 EM523 - Wildlife Ecology and Management
Coordinator(s) Karl Vernes (kvernes@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit covers the ecology and management of wildlife (native and introduced species of freshwater fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals) with a focus on Australasian fauna, the anthropogenic land-use impacts that have affected wildlife in Australasia, and modern methods employed to manage wildlife. The unit is organised according to four major themes: (1) the ecology of Australasian wildlife; (2) The Human Dimension of Wildlife Management; (3) Hunting, Harvesting and Culling of Wildlife; and (4) Disease in Wildlife Management.

Important Information

Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.

Further information

Referenced Material
Optional

Text(s):

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

Kangaroo: Portrait of an Extraordinary Marsupial

ISBN: 9781741759037
Jackson, S. and Vernes, K., Allen and Unwin 1st ed. 2010

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Wildlife Ecology, Conservation and Management

ISBN: 9781118291078
Sinclair, A.R.E., Fryxell, J.M. and Caughley, G., Blackwell 3rd ed. 2014

Text refers to: Trimester 2, 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% 1500
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assignment 2 30% 2000
Assessment Notes

Scientific Report

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Practical
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 50%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the ecology of Australasian wildlife species; the communities they form and the natural factors that influence them;
  2. use appropriate analytical tools and survey methods of wildlife ecology and management (such as population estimation, survey design and implementation) effectively;
  3. demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of how and why human activities have impacts upon wildlife communities, and apply that understanding to wildlife management problems and situations; and
  4. communicate, using verbal and written forms, a broad and coherent understanding of the general themes of wildlife ecology and management such as pest management, disease, harvest and human dimensions, in the context of Australasian wildlife.