Faculty of Arts
6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Previously coded GES3530
Considers hydrologic and erosional processes affecting landscapes generally, including splash, surface runoff, interrill, rill, tunnel and gully erosion. The 'landscape ecology' approach is stressed, emphasising the need to develop an integrated view of landscape function that recognises links between hydrologic and erosional processes and the nature and spatial distribution of biota, including vascular and non-vascular plants, and soil fauna. Field interpretation and analysis skills form the focus for afternoons of fieldwork (e.g. estimating flood sizes, patterns of hillslope erosion). Mapping, sampling, and analytical methods are introduced.
Written fieldtrip report (5000 words): 100%
9 day intensive field-based unit, approximately 3 hours lectures and 3.5 hour fieldwork per day at a desert location.
This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
16 points of second-year geography or permission (ATS2545 strongly recommended)