Conservation management of birds often involves manipulating species at the population level by enhancing habitats, providing nesting sites and/or foods or controlling predators and pathogens. Manipulating the productivity of breeding birds can happen either in the wild or in captivity. This subject focuses on the areas of ornithology associated with hands-on conservation management in the wild and in captivity. Students build on their existing ornithological knowledge to gain an understanding of conservation genetics, avian health and diseases, translocation and reintroduction of birds and evolutionary consequences of conservation management. On completion, students will have an advanced understanding of the principles of conservation methods in the wild and captive conservation management.
School of Environmental Sciences
Assumes knowledge equivalent to the content of BIO430 or BIO433.
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of BIO437 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.