2010 Course Handbook
ENVE117: Biophysical Environments
This unit focuses on regional scale environmental processes and provides a balance with global scale processes taught in GEOS112 The Planet Earth and ENV118 Foundations for Resource and Environmental Management. Using the local area as a laboratory, a combination of theory, field and modelling skills are taught through on site measurements of water and river health, vegetation and climatology. The fundamentals of Geographic Information Science (GIS) are also introduced to aid an understanding of the integrated biophysical environment. Issues of change and human impacts on biophysical environments are examined, focusing on urban microclimates, water quality and stream health. This unit is fundamental to all natural sciences, but particularly geoscience and ecology. The content is relevant for various environmental science and management careers including: environmental consultancies; and local and state government, where many environmental science students find employment.
D1 - Day; Offered in the first half-year
X1 - External study; Offered in the first half-year (Session Dates: 28 March; 23 May)
Xc1 - External study (composite mode); Offered in the first half-year
|Staff Contact(s):||Associate Professor Richard de Dear, Dr Kirstie Fryirs, Dr Grant Hose, Ms Carol Jacobson|
Department of Environment and Geography
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