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Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) allows you contribute in a professional capacity to the study and management of wildlife populations both in Australia and overseas. Wildlife and Conservation Biology has a strong focus on hands-on fieldwork. Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability) provides you with the skills and knowledge to manage the interaction between people and the environment, and to satisfy society's needs for clean water, fresh air and healthy soils through the sustainable use of natural resources, environments and ecosystem services.

Environmental Science Deakin University

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Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) allows you contribute in a professional capacity to the study and management of wildlife populations both in Australia and overseas. Wildlife and Conservation Biology has a strong focus on hands-on fieldwork. Environmental Science (Environmental Management and Sustainability) provides you with the skills and knowledge to manage the interaction between people and the environment, and to satisfy society's needs for clean water, fresh air and healthy soils through the sustainable use of natural resources, environments and ecosystem services.

    Rapidly declining fish populations

    Rapidly declining fish populations

    Associate Professor Peter Biro, Professor in Behavioural Ecology talks about his research into rapidly declining fish populations, and what we can do to combat this problem.

    • 8 min
    • video
    How to use an elliott trap

    How to use an elliott trap

    Elliott traps are used primarily to catch a variety of small and medium-sized mammals. Deakin Environmental Science student, talks us through the process of using an elliott trap for the purpose of catching mammals.

    • 2 min
    • video
    Tree condition and bird tracking

    Tree condition and bird tracking

    Dr Michael Weston, Senior Lecturer from School of Life and Environmental Sciences explains that tree condition can affect bird use of trees. He also explains the exercise of how to track and identify whilst being mindful of tree condition.

    • 3 min
    • video
    Discover your Wildside!

    Discover your Wildside!

    Deakin University's Bachelor of Environment Science (Wildlife and Conservation biology focuses on 'real-world' problem solving and applied solutions to wildlife and conservation issues. The course is designed to provide theoretical and practical expertise in a range of discipline areas such as biodiversity, wildlife ecology, landscape and vegetation management, conservation, animal biology and park management.

    • 3 min
    • video
    Conducting a vegetation assessment

    Conducting a vegetation assessment

    Deakin staff explain the process of conducting a vegetation assessment out in the field. This fieldwork is crucial to understanding the relationship between animals and plants.

    • 8 min
    • video
    Spotlighting for koalas & possums

    Spotlighting for koalas & possums

    Spotlighting for koalas at night allows environmental science students to see another side of koalas lives. Deakin Environmental Science students explain the procedures involved when spotlighting for koalas and possums at night out in the field.

    • 2 min

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