WHERE COULD THE DIPLOMA IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT TAKE YOU?
Into a role as:
- An Environmental Consultant
- An Environmental Assessor
- An Environmental Officer
- A Parks Ranger
- An Environmental Educator
- An Ecotourism Operator
- A Zoo Keeper
Become an Environmental Professional with this course - what will YOU gain from this course?
A broad knowledge of the environment - more than most other comparable courses for example:
- The biochemistry of plants - you can't understand the environment and how to manage it so don't miss out on these fundamentals.
- Botany - many environmentalists have no idea on plants and plant identification - this will put you ahead of the rest.
- Ecology - the fundamentals of our environment.
- Ecotour management - humans put stresses on the environment, well managed tourism helps to prevent this.
- Soil management - rarely offered in many other courses but fundamental to environmental health.
assessment - there is s strong future for students that do this unit,
consultants with this knowledge are sought after.
This is a small example of what you will cover in this enormously comprehensive course.
Project management - a great area of study that helps you into management roles and also consultancy.
Note that each module in the Diploma in Environmental Management is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.
HERE IS A SMALL EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
Animals Depend on their Environment.
When you change features in an environment you will affect the well-being and sustainability of animal populations, in many ways. Here are some examples.
Trees provide a range of uses for animals in supporting their needs. Even dead trees provide important habitat. Examples of the benefits animals derive from trees include:
- Canopy foliage provides a location for climbing animals and birds to rest and feed.
- Canopy flowers provide feed for insects and some birds (some eat insects).
- Branches provide a place for birds to nest and feed.
- Large tree trunks provide a place for birds to feed and reptiles to bask.
- Mistletoe clumps provide a place for birds and small mammals to feed and rest.
- Bark strips provide a place for mammals to feed and birds to collect nesting material.
- Flaking bark provides a place for lizards to shelter.
- Hollow branches provide a place for birds, reptiles, mammals and frogs to rest.
Under storey trees and shrubs also provide a number of roles for native animals including:
Logs, Surface Rocks and Ground Cover
- Shaded areas below under storey provide a place for reptiles to shelter from hot weather
- Flowering under storey plants provide a place for birds and mammals to feed
- Under storey grass trees give birds and insects a place to feed
- Under storey trunks and branches allow birds a place to feed and make nests
Logs, surface rocks and ground cover provide an array of roles for wildlife, as well as providing critical habitats for some animals. A list of roles as offered by each of these environments is as follows:
Logs and Fallen Branches
Surface Rocks and Piles of Boulders
- Reptiles can use the inside or underneath of logs as a place to lay eggs.
- Hollows in logs provide a place for reptiles and mammals to shelter.
- Leaf litter layer next to logs provides a place for reptiles and insects to feed and shelter.
- The log and soil boundary provides a place where leaf litter and extra moisture collects and where reptiles feed.
- The log surface provides a place where reptiles can bask and birds perch.
- Surface rock embedded in the soil provides a place for insects and earthworms to feed and shelter, as well as to be protected from bushfire and predators.
- Rock outcrops provide a place for reptiles and mammals to shelter and feed.
- Mosses and lichens on rocks are used by birds to line their nests.
Creeks, Wetlands and Dams
- Soil cracks provide a place for legless lizards to feed and shelter
- Native grasses and ground cover plants provide a place where birds can find food.
Creeks, wetlands and dams offer an important role in wildlife management and conservation, even though they may only occupy a small part of a landscape. Most importantly, they all offer water, which is essential to the survival many animals. Each environment offers specific roles as follows:
- Stream side remnants offer a place for frogs to hide and birds to roost and nest.
- Emergent vegetation offers a place for birds to nest.
- Cobbled areas along creeks offer a place for invertebrates and frogs to hide.
- Flowing water over rocks provides a place for invertebrates to live and reptiles to bask.
- Deep areas of water provide an environment for fish to live.
- Woody debris within the waterway provides an area for turtles to bask.
- Riparian vegetation offers a place for frogs to shelter.
- Floating vegetation allows a place for fish to hide and frogs to bask.
- Taller vegetation adjoining wetlands offer rookery and nesting sites for some birds.
- Low-lying vegetation in wetlands provides spawning sites for both fish and frogs.
- Act as a filter, providing cleaner water for flora and fauna downstream.
- Still water allows a place for eels and turtles to live and for water birds to feed.
- Islands within the dam offer a place for water birds to roost.
- Shallow water at the edge of dams provides a place for tadpoles to breed and water birds to feed.
- Aquatic vegetation gives invertebrates a place to live and birds a place to nest.
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