Invertebrates in teaching and research: a perspective from the University of Ballarat, Victoria
Patrick Prevett, Graeme Ambrose, 1999. "Invertebrates in teaching and research: a perspective from the University of Ballarat, Victoria", The Other 99%: The Conservation and Biodiversity of Invertebrates, Winston Ponder, Daniel Lunney
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The Environmental Management degree at the University of Ballarat prepares graduates for employment in environmental and natural resource management. The invertebrate fauna is included within the course structure in several units and in all three years of the course. With this approach students recognize the relevance of these studies. They are encouraged to link knowledge of invertebrate ecology to key issues in management. Invertebrate skills and techniques are taught with reference to the better known taxa. Emphasis is given to the functional roles of invertebrates in communities since this logically leads to broader issues which relate to water, soil, and land management.