Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast
As part of the KGA major this unit is essential for students interested in the conservation and management of natural landscapes. It is a field-based unit, requiring students (and staff) to stay on site remote from any campus for 8 days during late November-early December. Transport to and from the venue will be provided from both Launceston and Hobart.
Effective management of the natural environment is one of the most important challenges of our time. This field-based unit develops the abilities to describe and assess the conservation status of natural terrestrial ecosystems. Through field data collection, lectures, and a variety of group activities, students will learn how to assess, and measure natural environments. Students will become practised in the skills of vegetation and animal surveys, identification methods, the use of global positioning systems (GPS), topographic surveying and mapping of landscapes; measurement of local climates, interpreting soil profiles, data analysis and scientific report writing.
|Unit name||Natural Environment Field Techniques|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
|Discipline||Geography and Spatial Sciences|
Prof JB Kirkpatrick
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Spring school (late)||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Launceston||Spring school (late)||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Spring school (late)||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Spring school (late)||11/11/2019||21/11/2019||5/12/2019||29/12/2019|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2019: $1,169.00||2019: $2,689.00||050999|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
- 25 Credit Points in Introductory level Earth Science, Plant Science or Zoology units or KGA171 and KGA172
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
8 days in the field which includes 16 lectures and 11 x 3-hr practical periods
2x1-hr practical tests (40%), field task (20%), 1500 word scientific report (40%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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