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ECOL 293

Field Ecology Methods

Course overview

You’ll uncover the theory and practice of ecological field research methods. This includes extensive hands-on experience with industry-standard techniques for monitoring, managing and restoring biodiversity.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):

pre-requisite

  • Ecology I: New Zealand Ecology and Conservation, ECOL-103

or

pre-requisite

  • Introduction to Earth and Ecological Sciences, PHSC-107

or

pre-requisite

  • Biological Sciences, BIOS-110

Available semesters Semester 2 2021
Credits 15
Domestic fees $903.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Understand key issues in the planning and management of conservation and restoration projects.
  2. Know options for industry-standard methods for monitoring plants, insects, lizards and birds and choose appropriate techniques for different situations.
  3. Recommend key methods used to conserve and restore biodiversity, such as plantings, animal pest and weed control, and translocation/reintroductions.
  4. Relate ecological theory to field practice in conservation and restoration ecology
  5. Perform industry-standard methods for monitoring plants, insects, lizards and birds and interpret results.

Course examiners

Jon Sullivan

Dr Jon Sullivan

Senior Lecturer

Department of Pest Management and Conservation

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