ANIML SC 2502RW - Wildlife Management II

Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2018

The course deals with the survey & management of captive and wild populations of vertebrate animals. Topics covered include: the reasons for management; conflicts between humans & wildlife; the philosophical rationale for maintaining captive collections; development of ecologically based management strategies for the purpose of conservation; management of endangered species; management of harvested and pest populations; legal & administrative framework; the impact of diseases on wild animal populations. A compulsory mid-semester break field camp demonstrates some of the wildlife survey & handling techniques that provide some of the data on which wildlife management programs are based.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ANIML SC 2502RW
    Course Wildlife Management II
    Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Roseworthy Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 5 hours per week with a 4 day Field Trip in mid-semester break
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Incompatible ANIML SC 1014RW
    Assumed Knowledge BIOLOGY 1202 or equivalent
    Course Description The course deals with the survey & management of captive and wild populations of vertebrate animals. Topics covered include: the reasons for management; conflicts between humans & wildlife; the philosophical rationale for maintaining captive collections; development of ecologically based management strategies for the purpose of conservation; management of endangered species; management of harvested and pest populations; legal & administrative framework; the impact of diseases on wild animal populations. A compulsory mid-semester break field camp demonstrates some of the wildlife survey & handling techniques that provide some of the data on which wildlife management programs are based.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Anne-Lise Chaber

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Demonstrate knowledge of the main components of wildlife management and be able to give examples.
    2 Describe the main management tools and techniques used by wildlife managers to assist in their work.
    3 Capture, handle and identify small mammals and non-venomous reptiles and understand the planning, preparation, techniques and teamwork involved in wildlife surveys.
    4 Critically appraise and scientifically review a topic relevant to wildlife management.
    5 Demonstrate appropriate written and oral communication skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1,2
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1,2
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    3
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1,3
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    2
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    1,2,3
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Between 3 and 5 hours contact per week which will be a combination of lectures and tutorials.
    Compulsory four-day field trip during the mid-semester break.

    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    A student enrolled in a 3 unit course, such as this, should expect to spend, on average 12 hours per week on the studies required. This includes both the formal contact time required to the course
    (e.g., lectures and practicals), as well as non-contact time (e.g., reading and revision).
    Learning Activities Summary
    Modules

    1. Vertebrate Pest Management
    2. Wildlife Conflict and Over abundant Species Management
    3. Wildlife Health and Disease management
    4. Wildlife Utilisation
    5. Wildlife Conservation Management
    6. Wildlife Management Tools

    Field Camp: Compulsory four-day field trip during mid-semester break on Wildlife Survey Techniques.
    Specific Course Requirements
    A compulsory 4 day field camp will take place during the mid-semester break. There will be a student contribution to cover some of the costs of the camp.


    Small Group Discovery Experience
    Students will work in small groups to critically research and appraise a topic by reviewing the scientific literature and presenting to classmates. They will also work in small groups in the field undertaking wildlife surveys and identifying animals.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Hurdle Learning Outcome
    Mid Semester Exam Formative & Summative Weeks 6 10% No 1,2
    Field trip report    Summative Week 10 12% No 3, 5
    Group Wildlife Management Literature Review Formative & Summative Week 12 14% No 1,2,4
    Group Wildlife Management Presentation  Formative & Summative Weeks 12 14% No 1,2,5

    Tutorial Contribution and Assessments Summative Throughout the Semester 10% No 6
    Theory exam Summative End of semester 40% Yes 1,2


    Assessment Related Requirements
    Assessment Item with hurdle % needed or requirement to meet hurdle Is additional assessment available if student does not meet hurdle requirement? Yes or No Details of additional assessment, if available
    Theory Exam 50%

    Yes

    Additional Assessment - likely to be an oral examination
    Assessment Detail
    Mid Semester Exam (10%): The students will undertake an exam on the previous six weeks work.

    Group Wildlife Management Literature Review (Total of 14%): In groups of three, a review of a wildlife management topic will be completed by week 12. The literature review is a minimum of 2500 and a maximum of 3000 words.

    Group Wildlife Management Presentation (Total of 14%): In groups of three, a wildlife management topic will be presented to classmates during tutorials in either weeks 10,11 or 12. The presentation will be 12 minutes in length.

    Field Trip report (Total of 12%): Each students will submit a 1000 word report based upon the data collected and collated during the field trip. The report will be submitted at the end of week 9. Those students unable to attend the field camp based on approved medical or personal reasons, will complete a 2500-3000 word assignment on a topic determined by the coordinator.

    Tutorial Contribution and Assessments (10%): Students will be asked to submit questions and/or will undertake in-class quizzes at the end of the lecturing session based on the mornings lecture content.

    Theory exam (40%): A three-hour theory examination is provided during the official examination period.

     



    Submission

    Late Submission
    If an extension is not applied for, or not granted then a penalty for late submission will apply. A mark of zero will be allocated to late submitted assessment.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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