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2012 KGA213 Natural Environment Field Techniques

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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SPECIAL NOTE: This unit is essential for students interested in the conservation and management of natural landscapes.


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
KGA213 H,L,W

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Spring H On Campus Offering in H 28-NOV-2012 30-NOV-2012 03-DEC-2012 04-DEC-2012
Spring L On Campus Offering in L 28-NOV-2012 30-NOV-2012 03-DEC-2012 04-DEC-2012
Spring W On Campus Offering in W 28-NOV-2012 30-NOV-2012 03-DEC-2012 04-DEC-2012

* 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).

This unit can be taken in other courses
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Effective management of the natural environment is one of the most important challenges of our time. This field-based unit explores the ecology and conservation of forests, woodlands, grasslands and freshwater streams in a natural setting. Through field exploration, lectures, and a variety of group activities, students will learn skills to assess, measure and protect 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 report writing.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

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

TEACHING PATTERN: 7days field, 16 lectures

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Flexible scheduling - H
Some classes will be held outside normal teaching hours; e.g. weekend blocks, summer schools etc
About Flexible Study Options

Prereq KGA171 and KGA172 or 25% Level 100 in Earth Science, Plant Science or Zoology
M.Excl KGA211, KGA288

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