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LASC 312

Landscape Ecology

Course overview

You’ll come to grips with the basics of landscape ecology theory and its application to the design of healthy sustainable landscapes.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum of 15 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • Introduction to Earth and Ecological Sciences , PHSC-107
and
  • a minimum of 15 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • Planting Design and Management , LASC-211
  • Ecology II: Principles of Ecology , ECOL-201
  • Biological Diversity , ECOL-202
or
  • a minimum of 15 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • Introduction to Earth Science , PHSC-105
and
  • a minimum of 15 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • Ecology I: New Zealand Ecology and Conservation , ECOL-103
and
  • a minimum of 15 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • Planting Design and Management , LASC-211
  • Ecology II: Principles of Ecology , ECOL-201
  • Biological Diversity , ECOL-202

Available semesters Semester 2 2021
Credits 15
Domestic fees $987.00

What you will learn

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

  1. Critically discuss key landscape ecology concepts, theories, and principles. 
  2. Inventory and analyse landscape components in terms of meeting design objectives supported by landscape ecology theory.
  3. Place and design landscape components and systems using appropriate methodologies.
  4. Apply appropriate methods to clearly communicate projects.

Course examiners

Wendy McWilliam

Dr Wendy McWilliam

Senior Lecturer

School of Landscape Architecture

[email protected]