University of Technology Sydney

91309 Biodiversity Conservation

6cp; 4.5hpw: 1.5hpw (live online lecture), 3hpw (practical)
Requisite(s): 91154 Ecology
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We are in the Anthropocene, a period of Earth's history distinguished by the dominant influence of human activities on the environment. Rapid declines in local biodiversity are leading to global extinction of native species, adverse effects on the functioning of ecosystems, and diminished provision of ecosystem services essential for human welfare. In this subject, students learn discipline-specific knowledge and practical skills to guide them in the conservation of native biodiversity, using scientific principles and evidence, with the specific aim of preventing declines in biodiversity. A key focus of this subject is consideration of climate change, wildfires, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and invasive species in the context of successful biodiversity conservation in Australia.

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Autumn session, City campus

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