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  • Applied EcologyECOL30005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Applied Ecology is the science of understanding and managing ecosystems. The subject describes and evaluates the applications of ecological concepts for the conservation and management of natural and human-altered ecosystems. In particular, it identifies the implications of global and local chang...

  • EcologyECOL20003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to four major ecological questions that can be addressed at the levels of individuals, populations, communities and ecosystems. Making use of aquatic and terrestrial examples, topics include organisms and the physical environment, life histories, population growth...

  • Statistics in Climate DynamicsATOC90010

    Offered:MarchYear:2019

    The subject will discuss some basic statistical methods for analysing climate dynamics with the aim of understanding the physical mechanisms driving the observed structures (statistics). The subject will emphasise how these methods can be applied and will explore the potential pitfalls in interpr...

  • UB: Global Environmental IssuesENVS20002

    Offered:AprilYear:2019

    This module examines the conflict between increasing use of natural resources, growing environmental degradation and population increase. It considers the difficulty in distinguishing human impacts from natural environmental changes, and examines a number of specific environmental issues relating...

  • Designing EnvironmentsENVS10004

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides an introduction to how people identify needs and wants and devise ways of satisfying them through built or engineered manipulation of the environment. Students will consider the antecedents, processes, actors and consequences of designing constructed and engineered environme...

  • Ecology in Changing EnvironmentsECOL30006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores the relevance of ecological and evolutionary theory for understanding the distributions of species, their interactions, their life history characteristics and how these traits are impacted by changing environmental conditions. Topics include spatial ecology and metapopulatio...

  • Marine Ecosystems: Ecology & ManagementECOL30007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The oceans cover 71% of the earth’s surface and are vital to the well being of humans in many ways. This subject covers our current understanding of the biology of marine organisms and how marine scientists assess environmental impacts, manage exploited species and conserve biodiversity.

  • Atmosphere Ocean Interaction and ClimateATOC90005

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019

    This course aims to introduce the student to processes of atmosphere-ocean interaction, their importance in the climate system and its variability, with a particular emphasis on tropical meteorology. Specific topics will include: wind and buoyancy driven ocean circulation, atmospheric convection,...

  • Reshaping EnvironmentsENVS10002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject explores how environments shape us and we humans reshape the environment. It examines human attitudes to, impacts on and interactions with the environments in which we live by considering ‘natural', transformed and built environments as sites of production and consumption, imagining ...

  • Natural EnvironmentsENVS10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject introduces students to the elements of natural systems that underpin Agricultural production and Natural Resource Management. A critical understanding of these elements and systems is fundamental for the sustainable management of our natural resources. The subject will demonstrate how...

  • Ecosystem & Forest Science Research Pt1NRMT40013

    Offered:March, JulyYear:2019

    This subject develops a student’s ability to design and undertake a research project in the fields of ecosystem science, landscape management or forest science and their related social sciences and to report on this in written and verbal form. The project is completed under supervision of an acad...

  • Ecosystem & Forest Science Research Pt2NRMT40015

    Offered:January, JulyYear:2019

    This subject develops a student’s ability to design and undertake a research project in the fields of ecosystem science, landscape management or forest science and their related social sciences and to report on this in written and verbal form. The project is completed under supervision of an acad...

  • Ecosystem & Forest Science Research Pt2NRMT40017

    Offered:January, JulyYear:2019

    This subject develops a student’s ability to design and undertake a research project in the fields of ecosystem science, landscape management or forest science and their related social sciences and to report on this in written and verbal form. The project is completed under supervision of an acad...

  • PhD ResearchENEN80001

    Offered:Time-based ResearchYear:2019

  • Social Research MethodsNRMT90003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Understanding of social process and action is critical to effective land and environment management and social research skills are therefore valued by resource management agencies. This subject aims to equip students with knowledge and skills to design social research, which can be used to impro...

  • Environmental Analysis ToolsENEN90032

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    AIMSThe aim of this subject is to help students develop capability to effectively summarise environmental variables met in the course of research and design, to select appropriate statistical models describing the data structure, and to conduct statistical inference on underlying processes. Stude...

  • Bushfire Planning & ManagementFRST90017

    Offered:JuneYear:2019

    The course covers the fundamentals of setting and achieving bushfire management objectives for ecological and fire protection purposes in natural ecosystems. It covers the contents of a fire management plan, setting objectives, developing fire prescriptions, undertaking monitoring and evaluation ...

  • Patterns and Processes of Landscape FireFRST90025

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019

    The course covers the fundamentals of fire behaviour and the key drivers. Students will examine the importance of the key factors affecting fire behaviour including fuels, weather, topography and ignitions. Methodologies for measuring fuels, fuel moisture, and weather will be examined through the...

  • Ecosystem Processes of Water and SoilFRST90022

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019

    The subject follows the fate of water as it moves into and through a broad range of land systems and the soil processes that influence the quality and quantity of water. These landscapes include upland forested catchments, extensively managed rural landscapes, intensive land use along floodplains...

  • Earth Processes for EngineeringENEN20002

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    AIMSIn this subject students will be introduced to physical earth processes and their engineering applications and implications. In particular, the subject concentrates on engineering aspects of climate, water and soils and their interactions. Simplified modelling and relevant analytical techniqu...