2010 Course Handbook
BIOL347: Plant Diversity and Conservation
This unit provides an understanding of natural vegetation resources and the tools to implement sustainable vegetation management. Topics include: an overview of Australian and world vegetation; classification and description of vegetation; vegetation distribution and structure in relation to environmental factors such as climate and soil type; methods for describing, monitoring, sampling and mapping vegetation; plant population biology; vegetation management within a landscape context; the future of vegetation with climate change; landscape fragmentation and invasive species; and rehabilitation of vegetation. Laboratory and fieldwork are important components of the unit.
D2 - Day; Offered in the second half-year
X2 - External study; Offered in the second half-year (Session Dates: 21-22 August; 22-24 September)
|Staff Contact(s):||Dr Michelle Leishman|
40cp including 6cp in 100-level BIOL units and 12cp in 200-level BIOL, GEOS, ENVE, ENVG or ENV units
Department of Biological Sciences
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