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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sustainable BuildingsENEN90014


    AIMSThis subject provides a multi-disciplinary overview of the design of sustainable buildings and considers the design from an architectural, services engineering, facade engineering, environmental engineering and structural engineering, tenants and owners perspective. A number of industry based...

  • Quantitative Environmental ModellingENEN90031

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    AIMSEnvironmental problems are highly complex and challenging to analyse and are often addressed through modelling. Being skilled at environmental modelling is a core professional requirement for an Environmental Engineer. This subject focuses on environmental modelling methodology including the ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Farm Trees & AgroforestryFRST90033

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject covers the principles and practices of integrating trees into the rural agricultural landscape for both conservation and profit. The farming community require trees and shrubs for shade and shelter, soil conservation, salinity control and aesthetics. Farmers can also produce commerci...

  • Ecological RestorationFRST90034


    Ecological Restoration examines the principles and practices needed to restore terrestrial ecosystems in a range of modified landscapes from settled to agricultural to forested. Its focus is ecological, although consideration is also given to socio-economic factors that influence restoration prog...

  • 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...

  • 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


    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...

  • 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...