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Unit of Study FORS3006 - Ecosystem Modelling for Management (2023)

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Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

critically reflect on the role of complex simulations in ecosystem management planning

select appropriate modelling approaches to address complex environmental issues by critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches

gather and synthesise relevant information and data to successfully run advanced simulations

critically evaluate and communicate findings from modelling to a range of audiences.

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • This unit makes extensive use of the visual modelling environment Simile. Simile is available in SCU computer labs, will be made available during the unit, or the free evaluation version can be downloaded from the vendor Simulistics at

    Simile is available for Windows, MacOS and Linux.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.