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World Conservation Biology - BIOS9211

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Postgraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 10
Fee Band: 5 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


Conservation biology is defined as the study of the effect of humans upon the biosphere.

The lectures are in five components: a) basic biology of Homo sapiens and its recent evolutionary history on the planet Earth; b) a consideration of the Future of Australian Threatened Ecosystems (FATE); c) general themes in world conservation biology; d) conservation issues outside Australasia; and e) conservation issues as they affect particular groups of species.

The course is assessed via a review paper on a given topic to be done by all students, and a second paper on a topic of the student's choice after consultation with their lecturer in charge.

Lectures are recorded and the course can be taken entirely online.

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