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  • Monitoring Environmental ImpactsENEN90028

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    AIMSThe subject has a strong practical component with a five-day field camp during the week before the mid-semester break involving student-led environmental monitoring. There is also a semester long project to design and implement an environmental monitoring program supported by weekly practice ...

  • Environmental Eng Systems CapstoneENEN30001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    AIMS This capstone subject involves an investigation and problem-solving project which will require students to apply a broad knowledge to realistic problems typical of what would be expected with employment in the environmental engineering industry. The subject revolves around the engineering e...

  • Research Project in Ecosystem Sci Part 1EVSC90027

    Offered:March, JulyYear:2019

    This subject is part of a sequence of four (A to D) taken in successive semesters that together constitute the 125-point research project offered through the MSc Ecosystem Science. This project provides students with the opportunity to design and conduct independent research in one or more discip...

  • Integrated Landscape AnalysisEVSC30007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject takes students through a process of identifying, planning, managing, analysing and reporting on a project relating to a problem or issue in either urban or forested ecosystem. Selection of the problem or issue is led by students and is structured to explore ecological, environmental,...

  • Problem Solving in Environmental ScienceEVSC30002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject includes methods of hypothesis development, experimental design and testing in environmental impact assessment, design and analysis of sampling and monitoring programs and their subsequent analysis, and evaluating proposed solutions for their technical feasibility and risk.

  • Contested ResourcesEVSC20005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines challenges in landscape and ecosystem management using Cartesian and complexity science frameworks, such as systems thinking, resilience, decision analysis, ecological economics and related tools. The subject will expose how these frameworks are applied, along with their str...

  • Long Research Project BFRST90077

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    The Research Project develops a student’s ability to design and undertake a substantial body of work, to find solutions to an issue, and to report on this in written and verbal form. The project topic is developed in close collaboration between student and academic supervisors. Project definition...

  • Short Research Project BFRST90076

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject enables students to conduct an original research topic, under supervision approved by the subject coordinator. The work commitment will be equivalent to lecture and practical based subjects worth 25 points. The content and extent of the project will be determined by a project supervi...

  • Conserving and Managing Native ForestsFRST90078


    Native forests are globally important natural resources. Their conservation and management is critical to local and regional populations for the biodiversity that they harbour and the ecosystem services that they provide. This subject will explore the conservation and management of native forests...

  • Forests, Carbon and Climate ChangeFRST90032

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will investigate the role of forests in the carbon cycle and in a changing climate. Students will learn the scientific basis for climate change and the impact that a changing climate might have on tree physiology and forest ecology. We will discuss the role forests play in the global...

  • Landscape EcologyFRST90015

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The interactions between spatial context and ecosystem composition and structure can have a significant influence on the management of our natural environment. Spatial and temporal patterning of ecosystems can influence ecosystem functioning which in turn can affect resource availability for flor...

  • General Circulation of the AtmosphereATOC90014


    This subject provides an introduction to the large-scale circulation features of the atmosphere and the processes that maintain them. Students will be introduced to a set of mathematical tools that will be used to analyse the transport of energy, momentum and moisture through the atmosphere and t...

  • Dynamical Meteorology and OceanographyATOC30004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject addresses the fundamental processes that govern atmospheric and oceanic motion, and how these processes interact to control the weather and climate of the Earth. Topics include the fluid dynamics of the atmosphere and ocean, the scaling of the equations of motion, the shallow-water s...

  • Forests in a Global ContextFRST20014


    Forests cover 30% of the earth’s land surface. They provide basic sustenance for an estimated 1.6 billion people, store a large proportion of the world's biodiversity and provide raw material for a widely traded and used commodity and ecosystem services such as clean water, carbon sequestration a...

  • Wonders Of The WeatherATOC10001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The weather controls the quality of the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. The atmosphere and oceans influence decisions about what we wear, how we travel, where we live and how we spend our weekends and holidays. This subject explores how the atmosphere and oceans determine ...

  • Weather and Climate SystemsATOC20001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject deals with weather systems ranging from global to human scales; the general circulation of the ocean and atmosphere; mesoscale systems and severe local weather; mid-latitude systems: extra-tropical cyclones and anti-cyclones; and low latitude systems: subtropical and tropical cyclone...

  • Current Topics in Atmospheric ResearchATOC90004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will address current topics in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences that will prepare students for research in these areas. Topics will vary from year to year depending on developments in the field but may include atmosphere-ocean interaction and climate; the general circulation of t...

  • Atmospheric Processes and CompositionATOC30008

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject presents a comprehensive view of the processes that are responsible for the structure, composition and properties of the atmosphere. It will focus on local and regional scales, covering aerosol and cloud processes such as formation, precipitation and lightning. It will address how th...

  • Biosecurity: Managing Invasive SpeciesNRMT90002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Invasions are natural ecological phenomena. Dispersing individuals encounter suitable habitat, establish, spread and evolve. In this way, species have radiated outwards from their origins, colonised distant offshore islands, and species have spread in response to changes in climate. Human-induce...

  • Land Resources and ManagementNRMT10007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students will develop an understanding of land resources and factors impacting on their management, including principles of sustainable land use, the processes of land degradation (physical, chemical and biological), control of land degradation and practical development of land management plans. ...