Faculty of Arts
6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Previously coded GES3555
This unit introduces a range of methods used to reconstruct past environments at different temporal scales over the past several hundred to thousands of years. These reconstructions provide baseline data to understand and infer the human contribution to several key environmental concerns, including climate change, biomass burning, biodiversity and vegetation dynamics, water availability and quality, and the management and restoration of natural, Indigenous and historical landscapes. Emphasis is placed on hands-on, technical experience to provide fundamental understanding of environmental issues of current relevance to Australia.
Upon completion of this subject, you should be able to demonstrate
Essay (3000 words): 50%
One 2-hour lecture per week; One 3 hour practical per fortnight; one 2-3 day field excursion
This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Minor sequence in Geography or Indigenous Archaeology or Botany or Zoology or Earth Science, or permission of Head of School