LACH4423 Ecological Systems

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit explores the role of landscape architecture in the practice of landscape ecology. Lectures include aspects of environmental analysis, ecological and systemic approaches, sustainable development and applied methods of geographic information systems that are relevant within the profession of landscape architecture.
Students are able to (1) acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for the application of ecological design principles to landscape architecture; (2) develop knowledge and understanding of the information available from science and technology sources in the delivery of ecosystems services; and (3) develop a working knowledge of key principles and methods of landscape ecology.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) case study; (2) independent project; and (3) group project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Christopher Vernon and Christina Nicholson
Contact hours
lectures: 1 hour per week; seminars: 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
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