Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Agriculture Food Sciences Schl

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Lecture hours, 2 Tutorial hours

Assessment methods

Tutorial participation, quizzes, assignments and end of semester examination

Course coordinator

Dr Ryo Fujinuma and Dr Cristina Martinez

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 Gatton Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2018 External External Profile unavailable

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

This course introduces students to Australia's climate, soils and water resources and to the ways that these three factors interact to dictate the natural ecosystem, and the productive uses to which land can be dedicated. The course focus is on the readily measurable and observable characteristics of the biophysical environment in order to provide students with skills that are applicable across a range of ecological and agricultural settings. The course will address the relative merits and costs associated with resource allocation, use and management in Australia, using water resource allocation (irrigation vs environmental flow) and land use (mining vs agriculture) as examples.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 Gatton Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 External External Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 Gatton Internal Course Profile