In this course, students will examine the principles and practices needed to restore terrestrial ecosystems, with a focus on the use of translocation. The course will include a one-week intensive field course based at the Wild Deserts project site, a UNSW ecosystem restoration and translocation project in the far north-west of New South Wales. Lectures and workshops delivered during the week will explore the ecological principles of restoration, provide opportunities to learn a range of ecological techniques used to measure the success of restoration and monitor management actions, and how to use scientific practice to evaluate the outcomes of restoration projects.

The course requires students to travel to the Wild Deserts project site, and there will be costs associated with travel and accommodation to be borne by the student.

Estimated cost is $360 which includes accommodation, food and travel to from Broken Hill to Wild Deserts but not including return train ticket from Sydney to Broken Hill. 

How it works

Delivery Mode: In-person

Delivery Format: Intensive

Indicative Contact Hours: 1 Week FT (35 Hours)

Term: T2C

Notes: Students attend a 1 week intensive field course, plus online course work prior to the course, and the submission of a research report after the course.


Assessment type Assessment name Weighting (%)
Presentation Presentation on restoration or translocation 15
Quiz Field skills and identification of species 35
Report Final report 50

Conditions for enrolment

Prerequisite: BIOS1301 and minimum 48UOC completed.

Find out more

For more information, please contact:

Rebecca West

E: rebecca.west@unsw.edu.au