University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Integrative course concerned with ecosystems, communities & species at risk. Practical approaches to overcoming threatening processes, & underlying theory. Landscape ecology & regional ecosystems; spatial analysis; conservation genetics; in situ & ex situ methods. Interaction of science with social/legal context.

    In BIOL3000 (Conservation), we will explore what can be done to repair the damage that people have done to the planet?s species, communities and natural ecosystems. Conservation is all about using science to help solve real world problems. Beginning with an understanding of natural patterns in biological diversity, we will chart human impacts on the natural world through overexploitation, habitat destruction, population declines, loss of genetic diversity, extinctions, invasions of exotic species and climate change. We will then look at tools to reverse these problems, including designing networks of nature reserves, economic incentives, habitat restoration and climate adaptation. Students will also hear from conservation professionals about the realities of working as a conservation biologist. Assessments are designed to stimulate application of intuition and knowledge to solve or explore conservation problems.

    Pre-Requisites: BIOL2010

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.