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Catchment and Coastal Geomorphology KGA326


All teaching and field trips are on Fridays so that students from other campuses may attend with greater ease.


Change occurs in modern landforms and sediments by means of landslides, river bank erosion, and coastal loss with sea level rise, and this unit focuses on understanding such change. Fieldtrips will visit real current situations, and you will learn field and laboratory techniques by which geomorphologists and environmental scientists may assess, monitor and manage these. The context of longer term environmental change, geomorphic thresholds and interactions with biodiversity is incorporated. Vulnerability of different types of coastal systems to sea-level rise is explored, using international case studies where problems are already occurring, allowing you to understand effective adaptation.


Unit name Catchment and Coastal Geomorphology
Unit code KGA326
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Geography and Spatial Sciences
Coordinator Dr J Ellison
Teaching staff

Dr J Ellison

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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25 Credit Points in Interrmediate level units


Teaching Pattern

2 x 1-hr lectures weekly, 3 fieldwork days and 3 x 3-hr practicals


2-hr exam (50%), 1500-word report (30%), practical/field assessment (20%)

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