GEPL308 Environmental Change in AustraliaUpdated: 27 March 2019
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
|Pre-requisites||GEPL106 or GEPL111 or RSNR110 or candidature in BGeoSc or candidature in a postgraduate award|
- Environmental Change in Australia
|Coordinator(s)||Martin Thoms (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
The aim of the unit is to increase our understanding of how and why Australian and global environments have changed over a range of timescales, particularly in response to human activities. Initially, the context of environmental change in Australia and globally is considered. Australia is a continent of extreme variability and we must understand this in order to dissect and disentangle the influence of humans, especially non-Aboriginal Australians, upon this environment. The unit then considers a range of different human impacts on natural systems with particular reference to Australian systems. We examine over-exploitation of resources, land use change, pollution, invasive species and water resource development. Finally, the unit explores ways to understand and manage human impacts using the frameworks of ecological goods and services and resilience in social-ecological systems.
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|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: