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WLF1201 Field Skills for Wildlife, Game and Pest Management

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 June 2022

Overview

To undertake the broad range of tasks important to managing wildlife in the field it is critical to have knowledge of and skills to be able to correctly identify wildlife, prepare for, travel to, and safely collect, record, analyse and present field data. With this it is necessary to have an understanding of field study design, and limitations of the design, and the data.

This course provides knowledge about preparation for and undertaking field work to study or manage wildlife. The course focusses on developing safety and survival skills, knowledge about necessary equipment, transport skills, and other resources required including food and water. To undertake the broad range of tasks important to manage wildlife in the field it is critical to have knowledge of and skills to be able to correctly identify wildlife, and safely collect, record, analyse and present field data. This knowledge and these skills plus an understanding field study design, and limitations of the design, and the data, will be developed during this course.

During this field trip different wildlife management survey techniques will be set up for actual wildlife studies, data collected and analysed, with their strengths and limitations discussed. Within these wildlife management survey techniques a range of equipment will be used, skills developed in their use, and methods to record and display the outcomes of the wildlife studies developed. These wildlife management techniques, associated equipment and presentation methods will be used in later courses. To gain these skills students must attend a mandatory one week field trip.

This course contains a mandatory residential school.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 External
Date printed 27 June 2022