Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Science

School

Biological Sciences School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Lecture hours

Prerequisite

CONS6009 and CONS7008

Restricted

MConsBiol, MConsSc

Assessment methods

Poster presentation (40%); Research report (60%)

Course coordinator

Dr Rod Fensham

Work Integrated Learning

Field Experience

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2019 (TP3) St Lucia Internal Course Profile

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

Invasive species are species that have moved beyond their natural distributions and diminish native biodiversity and disrupt ecological function. Such species cause problems around the world, and thus understanding why some species become invaders, which invaders cause most environmental damage, and methods of control of invasive species are critical for conservation biologists. This course will cover: relevant theory on invasiveness; examples of a broad range of invasive species, including weeds and introduced mammals and the damage they cause; and the issues surrounding methods used to control these. The course will include field work in southeast Queensland and will enhance field skills and develop capacity with Geographical Information Systems to address weed management.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 (TP3) St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 (TP3) St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 (TP3) St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 (TP3) St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 (TP3) St Lucia Internal Course Profile