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Area/Catalogue
ENVT 3031

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
156301

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

To introduce the principles of ecosystem monitoring, and to equip students to critically evaluate monitoring programs and design effective approaches for monitoring the natural environment.

Course content

The course will introduce the theory and tools of effective monitoring of the natural environment. It will discuss the purpose, implementation and evaluation of monitoring programs. Students will critically evaluate monitoring programs and learn to apply monitoring principles in case studies. This course includes a 3-day field camp. Major expenses for this field experience will be supported by the university.

Textbook(s)

Anderson, JR, Hardy, EE, Roach, JT and Witmer, RE 1976, A land use and land cover classification system for use with remote sensor data, http://landcover.usgs.gov/pdf/anderson.pdf , Washington

Sutherland, WJ, Dicks, LV, Ockendon, N, & Smith, RK (eds) 2015, What Works in Conservation 2015, Conservation Evidence Project, www.openbookpublishers.com, Cambridge

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
ENVT 1016 Environmental Analytical Methods
GEOE 2022 Environmental Remote Sensing
BIOL 2023 Ecology

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 12 weeks
Practical 2 hours x 12 weeks
Field Placement (Field camp) 3 days x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Review 1500 words 40% N/A
Report 1500 words 40% N/A
Quiz N/A 20% 1 hour

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments

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