• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Geography, Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Resource Management and Environmental Science, Environmental Studies
  • Minor code BCAM-MIN
Biodiversity Conservation and Management Minor

Description:

This minor equips students to meet the challenges associated with biodiversity conservation and management and conservation biology.  Relevant courses address elements from theoretical to practical, and from qualitative to quantitative, and emphasise field-based learning and solving topical environmental problems with a focus on biodiversity.

Learning Goals:

On completing the minor in Biodiversity Conservation and Management, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Understand      patterns of biodiversity and the scientific principles that underpin its      conservation and management at a range of scales.
  2. Apply the wide      range of tools employed by biologists and land managers, including      literature reviews, field surveys, analysis of theory, and analysis of      data.
  3. Understand the      social, economic, legal and political frameworks under which biodiversity      conservation and management must operate.
  4. Understand and      apply strategies for the maintenance of biodiversity and the management      and restoration of modified landscapes.
  5. Synthesise      data and other information related to biodiversity conservation and      management and communicate this in appropriate ways, and
  6. Identify      potential career paths in biodiversity conservation and management.

Additional Information

Advice to Students

Students should seek further course advice from the academic convener of this minor.





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Requirements

This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
BIOL1009 Diversity of Life 6
BIOL3206 Evolution of Biodiversity 6
ENVS2001 Biodiversity Science: Wildlife, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology 6
ENVS2018 Environmental Science Field School 6

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ENVS3014 Ecological Assessment and Management 6
ENVS3039 Biodiversity Conservation 6

A maximum of 6 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ENVS2025 Indigenous Cultural and Natural Resource Management 6
ENVS3008 Fire in the Environment 6
ENVS3041 Managing Forested Landscapes 6

A maximum of 6 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ENVS3015 Essentials of Environmental Law 6
ENVS3028 Environmental Policy 6
ENVS3033 International Environmental Policy 6
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