The unit web page can be accessed via the student portal (log in at https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/MQ/). There you will find unit information, resource material, links to interesting websites including career information, ECHO (formerly iLectures), announcements, forum and dialogue facilities, as well as links to Turnitin for submitting assessment tasks. You are encouraged to use the discussion & email facilities for communication among staff and students. Please also check the unit website regularly for announcements and additional resource material.
There is no single text that covers the whole unit. Several general texts are recommended and are in the library or available free on-line:
Primack RB. 2010. Essentials of Conservation Biology 6th edition. Sinauer Associates.
Groom MJ, Meffe GK, Carroll CK. 2005. Principles of Conservation Biology, 3rd edition, Sinauer Associates.
Sodhi N and Ehrlich PR. (Eds.). 2010. Conservation Biology for All. Oxford University Press. (Available online at:http://www.mongabay.com/conservation-biology-for-all.html).
Lindenmayer D & Burgman M. 2005. Practical Conservation Biology. CSIRO.
Attiwill P. & Wilson B. (2006). Ecology. An Australian Perspective. 2nd edition, Oxford University Press.
Stow, A, Maclean, N., Holwell, G.I (Eds.). 2015. Austral Ark : The State of Wildlife in Australia and New Zealand. Cambridge University Press.
TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED
Students are expected to access all unit material through the iLearn unit website. Basic multimedia software (eg. Windows Media Player, Quicktime) will be needed to listen to recorded lectures. Students will be required to use internet resources for sourcing information and to use appropriate software, particularly Excel, for data analysis. A prior knowledge of data storage and analysis is assumed as these skills are not taught in this unit.