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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Climate Science for Decision-MakingATOC90002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Climate change is one of the most important issues of our time. This subject covers the basics of climate science - including climate change, natural variability, extremes, climate scenarios, and detection and attribution - and how this translates into impacts on society, ecosystems and economies...

  • 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...

  • Water Sensitive Urban DesignEVSC90025

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019

    There is increasing recognition around the world of the threats facing urban environments and their water resources. In many cities water demand is approaching or exceeding limits of sustainability, leading to increasing interest in alternative water sources, such as stormwater harvesting, wastew...

  • Research Project in Ecosystem Sci Part 4EVSC90030

    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...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Landscape Governance and PolicyENST90046

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    We live in a world of limited natural resources and decision making about the allocation of land and resources is no longer just the realm of nation-states and governments. Landscape governance involves governments, civil society groups and private sector actors. This subject provides students wi...

  • Economic Tools for the EnvironmentENST20004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides students with hands-on experiences in the use of economic tools to assess and develop environmental protection strategies. This includes methods for evaluating “environmentally friendly” products, projects and policies in terms of their benefits and costs. Benefits considere...

  • Environmental Industry Research - 50 Pt2ENST90042

    Offered:January, JulyYear:2019

    This subject allows students to conduct an substantial independent, original research project in a specified area of environment and sustainability, in collaboration with an industry partner. The project addresses a real world problem in an industry context and comprises a review of a body of lit...