This subject focuses on bird population ecology and how this relates to the conservation of birds. It builds on students previous university studies in ornithology to explore temporal and spatial variations in population size, population dynamics, population limitation, the structure and demography of populations and competition within populations. The role of social organisation such as territorial behaviour in population limitation is also examined. There is no residential school associated with this subject. Students completing this subject have an understanding of the fundamental logic of bird conservation programs and are able to design projects to collect the information needed to formulate and implement new well-founded bird conservation programs.
School of Environmental Sciences
This subject is only available to students enrolled in a postgraduate course.
Assumes knowledge equivalent to the content of BIO430 or BIO433.
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