Birds are highly mobile organisms that move over large areas. Understanding the relationship between bird species dynamics and landscape characteristics is therefore fundamental to their conservation. In this subject, students will examine how bird species interact with different landscape elements (e.g. corridors and remnant habitat).
They will also explore biogeographic patterns in bird assemblages and the mechanisms that may underlie these patterns, and gain a thorough knowledge of the impact that landscape change has on bird populations and spatial patterns in bird diversity. Students will also learn about relationships at large spatial scales relevant to current land, catchment and regional management strategies. Students will acquire skills in the critical evaluation of relevant literature and the development and implementation of their own research project under the guidance of the subject co-ordinator.
Students looking to study full-time should apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Part-time, distance education, single subject and postgraduate students should be applied directly to the university by either going online or downloading the enrolment form. Please refer to CSU's website for more information.
The Charles Sturt University (CSU), with campuses around New South Wales, offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes on campus and by distance education, for domestic and international students.
The university offers courses in:
* allied health,
* medicine, and
* humanities and more.
CSU regional campuses are located in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Orange and Wagga Wagga. Theology Specialist Centres are located in Canberra and Parramatta. The university also has study Centres in Melbourne and Sydney.