2010 Course Handbook
ENVE266: Earth Surface Processes
Understanding how and why the Earth's surface looks and changes in the way it does is fundamental to effective environmental management. This unit examines earth surface processes from a catchment perspective: hill slopes and soils; rivers and floodplains. We draw on Australian and overseas examples from diverse environments to demonstrate how biophysical processes shape our landscape. Students gain practical, laboratory and field based skills that help them interpret the landscape. These are taught in both on campus sessions and weekend field trips. This unit builds on themes introduced in ENVE117 Biophysical Environments and GEOS112 The Planet Earth, and provides a sound conceptual background for students continuing in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management and programs in ecology, biology, geology and archaeology.
D1 - Day; Offered in the first half-year
X1 - External study; Offered in the first half-year (Session Dates: 20-21 March; 27-28 March (F); 1 May; 15-16 May (F))
Xc1 - External study (composite mode); Offered in the first half-year
|Staff Contact(s):||Dr Paul Hesse, Dr Duanne White|
Department of Environment and Geography
For unit timetable information please visit the Timetables@Macquarie Website .