Australia has many land management problems, including the disappearance of rare species and excessive numbers of others, both native and introduced. This phenomenon may be a symptom of a deeper problem: inappropriate land management practices. This subject uncovers both the symptoms and some of the causes and offers some practical solutions and management approaches. It enables the student to interpret ecological concepts and the results of field research and apply them when making decisions in respect of wildlife and vertebrate pest management.
Through the use of learning contracts, the student will have considerable flexibility in respect of whether to focus on wildlife ecology, (including vertebrate pests), research or management of wildlife and its habitats. They may also choose whether to concentrate on production landscapes (eg agricultural, forestry or mining), urban environments or natural areas for the context of their projects.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
School of Rural Management
wildlife management principles scientific reporting and oral communication information technology for wildlife managers population and community ecology modelling of populations and systems the history, impacts and ecological characteristics of vertebrate pests in Australia selection of approaches and techniques for managing vertebrate pests interpreting research data wildlife survey and monitoring methods causes of extinction and decline the sustainable use of wildlife managing wildlife and habitat restoration in production landscapes (eg farms, mines, managed forests) management planning considerations
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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.