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11183 Ecology

Requisite(s): ( 11177 Botany OR (11173 Landscape Architecture Studio 2 AND 11171 Landscape Architecture Studio 1: Forming))
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject introduces students to an understanding of ecological systems for landscape architects and allied design disciplines. It introduces students to contemporary landscape and urban ecological theory that examines understandings of pattern, process, scale, and time. Studies are situated across the Sydney region, where a range of field trips and class discussions introduce and broaden students' understanding, appreciation and reading of Sydney's ecology. Students are introduced to relevant field methods and tools to observe, document, classify and analyse interdependent, complex and evolving systems as a way to communicate their findings. The ultimate aim is for students to consider how landscape architecture can deliver on its promise of ecological design, by translating ecological planning and design principles into place-specific, lasting and durable design outcomes.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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