ENVS10001 Natural Environments
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures, 20 hours of tutorials, 4 hours of lab classes and a one day excursion |
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|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Tony Weatherley
|Subject Overview:|| |
The subject introduces students to the elements of natural systems that underpin Agricultural production and Natural Resource Management. A critical understanding of these elements and systems is fundamental for the sustainable management of our natural resources. The subject will demonstrate how science can be applied to evaluate and manage ecosystems, and to maintain and improve the productivity of land resource-based industries. Major themes explored include earth processes and materials; landscape processes and soil formation; weather, climate and climate change; microclimate; nutrient cycling in terrestrial systems; the water cycle and catchment hydrology and; agroecosystems. Practical skills in landscape assessment and interpretation are emphasised, as well as an appreciation of the effect of scale and temporal change in the examination of natural and managed systems.
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At the completion of this subject students should be able to:
Hurdle requirement: Students must attend a minimum 90% of scheduled workshops/practical classes.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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At the completion of this subject students should have the following skills:
Students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.
|Bachelor of Agriculture |
Bachelor of Environments
|Civil (Engineering) Systems major |
Environmental Engineering Systems major
Environmental Geographies, Politics and Cultures major
Environmental Science major
Geomatics (Geomatic Engineering) major
Landscape Ecosystem Management major
Production Animal Health
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED
Greening Urban Landscapes
Natural systems and our designed world
Living in Australia's Hazardous Ecosystems
Engineering and Environments