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Earth Surface Processes - ENVS266

Understanding how and why the Earth's surface looks and changes in the way it does is fundamental to effective environmental management. This unit examines earth surface processes from a catchment perspective: hill slopes and soils; rivers and floodplains. We draw on Australian and overseas examples from diverse environments to demonstrate how biophysical processes shape our landscape. Students gain practical, laboratory and field-based skills that help them interpret the landscape. These are taught in both on-campus sessions and weekend field trips. This unit builds on themes introduced in ENVS117 and GEOS112, and provides a sound conceptual background for students continuing in environmental sciences, environmental management and programs in ecology, biology, geology and archaeology.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day (includes field trip)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Paul Hesse, Dr Kira Westaway

ENVE117 or ENVS117 or GEOS117 or GEOS112 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ENVE266, GEOS266
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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