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Natural Environment Field Techniques

Enrolment code: KGA213

Offered: Hobart: summer school, Launceston: summer school, North-West Centre: summer school

Special note: the field component will be run at Bronte Park between 25 January and 1 February 2003

Unit description:

A field-based unit taught in natural environments in Tasmania. Students who successfully undertake this unit will develop a wide variety of skills in environmental data recording in the context of a project designed both to increase knowledge of natural environments and to contribute to their proper management. The skills include: the use of global positioning systems; rapid topographic survey techniques; microclimatic data collection techniques; soil analysis, geomorphological measurement; vegetation survey; fauna survey; data entry and analysis. The unit provides students with the opportunity to build their field skills and their ability to work cooperatively on a meaningful project in one of the many interesting natural environments in Tasmania.

Staff Prof JB Kirkpatrick (Coordinator) and other staff For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 8 days field, 16 lectures Timetable
Prerequisites KGA100 or KGA101 or KGA122 (KJG102) or other first-year course approved by HoS  
Mutual exclusions KGA211, KGA288  
Assessment mode field exercises and short tests (40%), 5,000-word report (60%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Majors: [Discipline and school information] Geography and Environmental Studies
Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Science (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Science (Natural Environment and Wilderness Management)
Bachelor of Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies
Faculty website Faculty of Science and Engineering  
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