Catchment and coastal sediment systems change with erosion, landslides, river bank collapse, and coastal retreat with sea level rise, and this unit focuses on understanding processes and management. Vulnerability of different types of coastal systems to environmental change is explored, using international case studies where problems are already occurring, allowing you to understand effective adaptation. Field trips will visit real current situations, and you will learn field and laboratory techniques to assess, monitor and manage to sustain resilience. The context of longer-term environmental change, geomorphic thresholds and interactions with biodiversity is incorporated, including ecosystem-based adaptation.
|Unit name||Catchment and Coastal Geomorphology|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
|Discipline||Geography and Spatial Sciences|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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1. Explain process and change in geomorphology, in relation to problems of land and coast management
2. Assess the vulnerability of sedimentary landscapes to flooding, land instability, and sea level change
3. Explain the methodologies by which geomorphologists and other environmental scientists may measure, monitor and manage processes in the physical environment.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,783.00||050999|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
2 x 1-hr lectures weekly, 3 fieldwork days and 3 x 3-hr practicals
3-hr exam (50%), 1500-word report (30%), 2 x 500-word reports (10% each)
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Bird, E. 2008. Coastal Geomorphology: an Introduction. Wiley.
Brierley, G and Fryris, K. 2005. Geomorphology and River Management. Blackwell.
Selby, M.J. 1993. Hillslope materials and processes. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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