DLB301 Landscape Ecology

This unit applies theories of landscape ecology to sustainable landscape design and planning in combination with an understanding of geomorphological and human development processes. It prepares you for further expansion of your intermediate-level design skills into Landscape Planning theory and application. It expands your understanding of landscape from a small site to a broad and holistic level. Landscape architects need to understand the systems that create and are created by the landscape and so this unit will develop your ability to comprehend the interconnectedness of landscape structures, systems and processes, essential to the formulation of sustainable landscape design propositions. You will apply this knowledge in a semester-long landscape study project, extending the communication techniques you learnt in first and second year units and introducing the specific conventions of scientific reporting.

Unit information

Unit code
Creative Industries Faculty
Landscape Architecture
Study area
Building and planning
Credit points

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2021 1 March 2021 - 25 June 2021 Gardens Point
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Previous study requirements

DLB420, DLB330

Guide to previous study requirements

To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.


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