Restoration ecology is a new and vital area of ecology, which aims to underpin and improve current approaches to restore modified or degraded landscape elements. In this subject, we will first review the current status of biodiversity, land and water resources in Australia; explain key terminology, and then describe some of the key management principles, ecological models and theoretical frameworks that underpin restoration ecology. The problems and pitfalls of the discipline are discussed, as well as the challenges in linking theory to practice. Restoration principles specific to agricultural, riverine, urban and mining contexts are also examined. This subject has no residential school. On completion, students will be able to make sound judgements regarding the development of appropriate restoration strategies for most major Australian contexts (i.e. mining, agriculture, riparian and urban) and be able to apply scientific rigour and adaptive management principles to restoration projects.
School of Environmental Sciences
Not available to students who have completed BIO317.
Not available to students who have completed BIO521.
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The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.