Science as a Human Endeavour
This post will go through some things to look into for SHE for QCE Biology.
3.2.4 – Science as a Human Endeavour (SHE)
- SHE subject matter will not be assessed on the external examination but could be used in the development of claims and research questions for a research investigation.
Aboriginal Knowledge and Torres Strait Islander Knowledge
- Aboriginal knowledge and Torres Strait Islander knowledge of ecosystem interactions and change: Aboriginal communities and Torres Strait Islander communities have knowledge of environmental change and interactions between abiotic and biotic elements of ecosystems in their local contexts. This can provide valuable data for understanding ecosystem dynamics, which can complement practices in conservation areas.
This video goes through how Indigenous Australians balanced agriculture with the land.
- Marine reserves: Scientific knowledge based on local data collection and analysis, computer simulation of future scenarios and analysis of analogous scenarios is required to analyse the unique factors that affect marine ecosystems to classify areas and predict the likelihood that the reserve will successfully protect marine biodiversity.
This video goes through the concept of marine reserves.
Keystone Species and Conservation
- Keystone species and conservation: Keystone species can be more effective as a conservation strategy to maintain complex ecosystem dynamics compared with other strategies such as conservation of flagship species and umbrella species.
This is a TED Talk that describes how conserving keystone species conserves other things.