EM523 Wildlife Ecology and Management

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Updated: 19 November 2019
Credit Points 6
Location 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
19 June 2020 21 June 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 candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions EM323 or EM423

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 EM323 - 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

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 advanced and integrated understanding of the ecology of Australasian wildlife species and the communities they form and the natural factors that influence them;
  2. effictively use appropriate analytical tools, research and survey methods of wildlife ecology and management (such as population estimation, survey design and implementation);
  3. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of how and why human activities have impacts upon wildlife communities, and apply that understanding to wildlife management problems and situations;
  4. communicate, verbally and in written form, an 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;
  5. demonstrate the skills necessary to critically review, appreciate, appraise and communicate literature of relevance; and
  6. research and apply established theories to a body of knowledge or practice and demonstrate autonomy and expert judgement within the boundaries of this discipline.