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ENVR12002 Applied Ecology
Applied Ecology
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General Information

Overview

Applied Ecology is the science of understanding and managing natural living resources. Over-harvesting of exploited species, habitat loss, and the spread of invasive species are among the world’s most pressing environmental issues. Solutions to these problems are complex, but firmly embedded in the fundamental tenets of ecological knowledge and theory. This unit will provide you with a broad perspective of the field of applied ecology by working across different ecological levels (ecosystem, community, population and species) and issues, in the process you will explore how ecological knowledge and theory is applied to the management of natural living resources.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites ZOOL11005 Foundation Animal Biology and BOTN11004 Foundation Plant Biology or BIOL11099 Living Systems and BIOL11100 Functional Biology or BIOL11102 and ENVR11014. Anti-requisite BIOL13031 - Ecology: Theory and Application

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2022

Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
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Class and Assessment Overview

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Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student unit and teaching evaluations.

Feedback

Potentially a longer residential school to get more practical experience.

Recommendation

The Residential School for 2021 should be increased by one day.

Feedback from Student unit and teaching evaluations.

Feedback

I think the residential school should be held earlier in the unit.

Recommendation

Unit Residential Schools are often timetabled in blocks to minimize student travel, this makes it difficult to change the timing of Residential Schools.

Feedback from Student unit and teaching evaluations.

Feedback

The res school was a valuable part of this subject and really added to my experience. The residential school was really useful and fun and helped my learning by putting it all into practice.

Recommendation

The Residential School for 2021 should be increased by one day.

Feedback from Student unit and teaching evaluations.

Feedback

There was little instruction on report writing. No opportunities for improvement from report 1 to report 2 (perhaps consider an early res school, allowing for formative checkpoints in the composition of reports so that improvements could be made, maybe also consider report 1 being graded and returned to students with time to improve their second report).

Recommendation

The first assessment piece (report) should be returned to students before the second assessment is due, this gives students the opportunity to incorporate feedback from the first assessment. In practice this is extremely difficult to achieve, teaching staff in 2020 had three back-to-back Residential Schools which require being in the field for periods of two weeks for other units. Next year exemplar residential school reports will be provided to students and all students will made aware of how to use the descriptive assessment rubric for report writing.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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