|Short Description:||Biodiversity and Conservation|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||050999 - Environmental Studies not else|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||22 June 2021|
Recommended Pre-requisite: REN1201.
The course incorporates an interdisciplinary approach to the study of biodiversity and conservation, with a foundation in ecological theory and principles as a basis for the conservation and management of natural, production and disturbed systems. The concept of biodiversity, key threatening processes and theories regarding extinction and biodiversity loss are examined . The impact of humans on the Earth's biodiversity and current practices and problems in conservation are also examined, in both global and regional settings.