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  • 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...

  • Ecosystem & Forest Science Research Pt2NRMT40016

    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 Pt1NRMT40012

    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...

  • Plant ProtectionNRMT20016

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines three key factors that impact on the health of plants: pests (insects and mites), weeds and pathogens. Students will learn how to identify common pest, disease and weed species and understand how to manage and control them, using biological principles and various control met...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Conserving and Managing Native ForestsFRST90078

    Offered:JulyYear:2019

    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...

  • 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...

  • Forests in a Global ContextFRST20014

    Offered:SeptemberYear:2019

    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...

  • Social Research MethodsNRMT40005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Understanding of social processes and action is critical to effective land and environment management; social research skills are therefore valued by resource management agencies. The subject aims to equip students with knowledge and skills to design social research which can be used to improve m...

  • Ecosystem & Forest Science Research Pt1NRMT40014

    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...

  • 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. ...

  • Communities and Ecosystem ManagementNRMT90007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject, ideas and theories from the social sciences are applied to people’s involvement in social-ecological systems. Subject teaching includes lectures, group exercises and case studies, including at least one full day field trip. The subject covers the following areas: Philosophy and ...

  • Forest SystemsFRST30001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    At a global scale forests are managed by societies in a wide range of ways for goods and services that reflect the needs of people and their aspirations for the environment. Forests are viewed and valued by society in many different ways, often in competition with each other, adding significant c...

  • Forests in the Asia Pacific RegionFRST90030

    Offered:NovemberYear:2019Quotas apply

    The Asia Pacific region is of crucial importance to Australia and to the future management of global forest resources. The region has over half the world’s population and countries with the fastest growing populations and economies. This is placing increased demand on forest resources in the regi...

  • Fire in the Australian LandscapeFRST20015

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Australian ecosystems are inextricably linked to fire and adapted to specific fire regimes.  The subject explores the role of fire in contemporary Australian landscapes.  Combustion is the result of physical and chemical processes occurring at multiple scales.  Students will be taught the fundam...

  • Urban Forest EcosystemsFRST30003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject imparts detailed knowledge on the crucial role that urban forests are playing in the development and resilience of sustainable cities around the world, using both local and international case studies. It begins by exploring the unique composition of urban forests, and the multiple so...

  • Modern and Future ClimateATOC30006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The main area of study in this subject is the broad examination of what maintains present climate and the manner in which the relevant processes may change into the future. The topics to be covered in the subject include the global distributions of mean climatological parameters in present clima...

  • Atmosphere Ocean InteractionATOC30003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject gives an overview of the interaction between the ocean and the atmosphere on a wide range of time and space scales. Topics include the planetary boundary layers in the ocean and the atmosphere, momentum and heat exchanges, fundamental causes of ocean circulation, ocean wave theory in...