“Modern biology has produced a genuinely new way of looking at the world…to the degree that we come to understand other organisms, we will place greater value on them, and on ourselves.” (E.O. Wilson, 1984). At its basis, concerns about the conservation of biodiversity, represent concerns about the conservation of genetic diversity, and the natural evolutionary system that shapes this diversity. This is the course matter of Conservation biology which forms the greater part of this course.
The principles of nature conservation and the paradigm of global biodiversity, comprise the core of this course. The past and present impacts of developments upon Australian biota and ecosystems are examined and the implications for the management of nature systems are analysed. The statutory requirements of Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) as applied to flora and fauna will be studied, as will the specific requirements of Fauna Impact Assessment (FIS). The biological processes that provide the theoretical basis for these acts will be studied by reference to case studies and ecological principles.
|Faculty||Faculty of Science and Information Technology|
|School||School of Environmental and Life Sciences|
Not currently offered
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|Assumed Knowledge||Completion of an appropriate undergraduate degree|
|Timetable||2016 Course Timetables for EMGT6001|