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  • 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, 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Sustainable BuildingsENEN90014

    Offered:SeptemberYear:2019

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    Offered:SeptemberYear:2019

    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...

  • Graduate Seminar: Environmental ScienceEVSC90019

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will examine current topics in the discipline of environmental science. The choice of topics will be driven by the students in the subject under the direction of the subject coordinators. Students will organise, lead and participate in discussions of relevant material such as journal...

  • The Global EnvironmentEVSC10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is an introduction to Geology, Geography, Climate and Environmental Science. It provides an overview of the processes controlling the formation and evolution of our global environment. We begin by exploring the origin of the Earth as a planet within the solar system, its layered stru...

  • Air Quality MonitoringEVSC90033

    Offered:AugustYear:2019

    The air is an undervalued environmental resource - subject at times to catastrophic and chronic pollution events. 'What constitutes good air?' 'What environmental protections are in place?' and 'How do we know the air quality?' are all questions addressed in this subject. Major infrastructure pro...

  • Environmental Impact AssessmentEVSC90015

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject prepares students for environmental management roles by providing them with the principles of how human impacts on the environment might be detected and managed. The principles will be placed within the legal and social contexts of environmental impact assessment. At the completion o...

  • Modelling the Real WorldEVSC20007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The ability to model natural and human phenomena is key to understanding physical, biological and human environments. Models can be conceptual, logical, mathematical and software based; this subject explores how models of varying complexity can be used for modelling systems in the real world depe...

  • Blue Planet-Intro to Marine EnvironmentsEVSC20004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will introduce students to the interrelationships among marine organisms and the ocean they live in and how these interactions are changing as a consequence of human activities. Topics covered include: ocean circulation, productivity and the impacts of climate change; coastal upwelli...

  • Modelling Species Distributions & NichesEVSC90026

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject focuses on statistical models of the distribution of species and ecophysiological models of species niches. These two areas of environmental modelling have grown substantially in the last decade or two, and have become core parts of ecology. They are closely related, but they differ ...

  • Environmental Risk AssessmentEVSC30003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject aims to provide students with the skills to undertake and critically evaluate environmental risk assessments. Students will learn a range of qualitative and quantitative tools from a variety of disciplines, and apply them to environmental risk problems. Students completing this subje...

  • Environmental Risk AssessmentEVSC90014

    Offered:NovemberYear:2019

    Environmental Risk Assessment aims to provide you with the skills to undertake and critically evaluate environmental risk assessments. We outline the history and social context of risk and explore the psychology of risk perception. You will be introduced to quantitative and qualitative tools with...

  • Global Environmental ChangeEVSC90017

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject equips participants with an understanding of the role and limitations of science in environmental debates and decision-making. Global changes to the atmosphere, hydrological cycle, land-uses, urbanisation, climate, pollution, biodiversity, pests, and diseases are having profound impa...

  • Research Project in Ecosystem Sci Part 3EVSC90029

    Offered:January, 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...