Courses & Units

Australian Landscape Change KPA302

Hobart

Introduction

The Australian vegetation is shaped by earth, air, fire, water and human activity. In this unit you will become familiar with these elemental constraints on plant growth and how the environment is reflected in the vegetation. You will also learn that the environment is far from static, and that the vegetation of the past reveals past environments. We also consider the role of animals (including humans) in shaping the Australian landscapes of the past and present. An understanding of past environmental change equips us to consider the impacts of current human land use and climate change on future Australian landscapes.

Summary

Unit name Australian Landscape Change
Unit code KPA302
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
School of Biological Sciences
Discipline Plant Science
Coordinator Assoc Prof Greg Jordan
Teaching staff

Assoc Prof Greg Jordan (Coordinator), Prof David Bowman, Assoc Prof Tim Brodribb

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes

Availability

Location Semester Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2015 10/8/2015 31/8/2015 16/10/2015

* 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 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2015: $1,096.00 2015: $2,392.00 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.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 lectures weekly (13 wks), 12x3-hr practicals, a full-day excursion

Assessment

theory exams (50%), practical assessment (50%)

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Textbooks

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