Land and Water Resources (On-campus)
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- 26 Jul 2021
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- identify the key characteristics of soils and sediments and be able to identify features that signal degradation
- understand the key components of aquatic systems and the interactions between these components
- evaluate the symptoms and implications of unsustainable use of natural resources and be able to recommend improved resource management strategies
- 1. Introduction; Climate & weather
- 2. Assessing water quality
- 3. Water pollution
- 4. Aquatic environments – catchments, wetlands, and rivers
- 5. Aquatic environments - estuaries, oceans and coasts
- 6. The nature of soils
- 7. Marine sediments
- 8. Soil conservation & sustainable agriculture
- 9. Land & air pollution; Minerals, mining and sustainability
- 10. Sustainability and the challenge of managing land and water resources
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
This unit has four main aims: introduce the soil - the “living skin” of the planet that supports all plant and animal life; understands the physical and chemical components of aquatic systems; understand the interactions between climate, soil and aquatic systems; and consider the challenges of managing these resources sustainably for both natural and productive ecosystems. These themes will be developed through lectures, interactive discussions, preparation of information sheets and a field report, hands on laboratory sessions.
1. Water quality Report, 30 percent, ULOs assessed 2,3; 2. Practical Exam, 30 percent, ULOs assessed 1,2; 3. Final Exam, 40 percent, ULOs assessed 1,2,3.
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 12 Nov 21
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