ENVL 2009 Ecosystem Restoration
Credit Points 10
Coordinator Christa Beckmann Opens in new window
Description Ecosystem Restoration will cover the most widely used and successful management strategies employed to conserve and restore native species and communities facing land degradation and major threats. This subject will cover policy requirements and active management strategies involved in rewilding, ecological restoration, reintroductions, translocations, and their implementation at local, national and global levels. You will explore the full range of concepts and tools for conservation management. This subject will focus on restoration and conservation from individuals to landscapes. Indigenous and industry groups will guide workshop discussions. Its focus is ecological, although consideration is also given to socio-economic factors that influence restoration programs.
Discipline Environmental Studies
Student Contribution Band
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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject
Successful completion of 40 credit points at Level 1.
- Explain the principles and objectives of conservation and restoration measures.
- Appraise the various restoration approaches and techniques and the conditions to which each is most suited
- Assess optimal conservation actions and ‘on-ground’ techniques based on condition assessments
- Effectively communicate ecosystem restoration project outcomes to diverse audiences.
- Principles and objectives of ecological restoration
- Biodiversity assessment methods in the context of biodiversity, indigenous elements and conservation policy
- Components required (including Indigenous perspectives) to design optimal conservation strategies and monitor success
- Species-centric and ecosystem-centric approaches to conservation
- Toolbox for ecological restoration covering a range of approaches
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Quizzes||60 minutes each||30||N||Individual|
|Applied Project||1000 words||40||N||Individual|
- Restoring natural areas in Australia R. A. Buchanan Ed, 2017 NSW Industry and Investment ISBN : 9780731306213
- Plant conservation : the role of habitat restoration S. Volis 2018 Cambridge University Press, ISBN : 1108727336