Conservation biology is the scientific study of the earth's biodiversity with the aim of protecting species, their habitats and ecosystems. In this subject, students build on their understanding of ecology to learn about the current state of biological diversity, the alarming extinction rates, and the main threats to biodiversity. A range of management approaches used in conservation biology are reviewed, and various controversies in the field are explored. There is no residential school associated with this subject. On completion students are able to make professional judgment to generate possible strategies and courses of action to address conservation issues.
School of Environmental Sciences
Students who have completed BIO416 cannot enrol in this subject
1. The scope and meaning of conservation biology: the ethical and philosophical basis
2. Conservation policy in Australia
3. Biodiversity: patterns and processes relevant to biological diversity; causes of biodiversity losses
4. In-depth studies in population ecology and genetics; demographic processes
5. Survey and experimental methods used in conservation biology
6. Detailed case histories of successes and failures
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.