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Australian Physical Environments: Evolution, Status and Management (6 points)


Leader: Dr Meredith Orr, Associate Professor David Dunkerley, Pofessor Nigel Tapper and Dr John Grindrod

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Provides a basic understanding of the landscape, vegetation and climate characteristics of the Australian region as a foundation for more advanced study in geography and related disciplines. Explains present patterns of landform, soil, biota and climate through an understanding of past environments and events. The focus on change is carried over into future environmental management issues.

Assessment: Written (2000 words): 35% + Examinations (2 hours): 35% + Practical and fieldwork reports: 30%

Contact Hours: 4 hours per week (2 x lectures per week and 4 pracs per semester and 1 x 2-day field excursion)

Prohibitions: ENV1022

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