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ENV3711

Faculty of Science

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedGippsland First semester 2011 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Wendy Wright

Synopsis

Topics covered include the reserve system, the role of government, flora and fauna management and protection, indigenous land management, fire ecology and management, human environmental impacts, ecotourism and general management strategies.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students will be conversant with the basic ecological, conservation, social economic and management principles that are necessary to formulate a management plan for a natural area such as a national park; appreciate the role of government and legislation in this planning activity; and use knowledge of the techniques for flora and fauna management, and fire and visitor management, to comment critically on natural area management issues and plans.

Assessment

Written assignments and practical work: 40%
End-of-semester examination: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Wendy Wright

Contact hours

Equivalent of three 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week plus an average of approximately two hours practical exercises per week (including field excursions and assignment work).

Prerequisites

ENV1722 and six points of level two ENV units