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Biophysical Environments - ENVS117

This unit focuses on regional and local scale environmental processes and provides a balance with global scale processes taught in GEOS112 and ENV118. This unit covers the terrestrial, coastal, and atmospheric environments. A key focus is on linking theory, field, modelling and analysis skills. The unit includes taking on-site measurements in the local area of water and river health, and climate. The fundamentals of spatial information science (GIS) are also introduced to aid an understanding of the integrated biophysical environment. Issues of change and human impacts on biophysical environments are examined. This unit is fundamental to all natural sciences, but particularly environmental science and ecology. The content is relevant for various environmental science and management careers including environmental consultancies, and local and state government, where many environmental science students find employment.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Maina Mbui, Associate Professor Paul Beggs, Dr Tim Ralph, Associate Professor Kirstie Fryirs



NCCW(s): ENVE117, GEOS117
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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