Community and Social
Koala Home Ranges
In this lesson we look at koala territories and explore a simple simulation that enables students to see that habitat loss and disruption affects a whole population of koalas in any one area. Optional extensions allow for individual research and action plans.
- Understand how koala populations are structured by territory and social group.
- Understand that loss of habitat for one koala has a negative affect on many koalas.
- Begin to explore how this affects genetic diversity (older students).
- See how ecologists and geographers map koala territories.
Living things & environment / genetic diversity
Geography & Mapping