EA3007 - Field Studies in Tropical Water and Soil Science
|Student Contribution Band:
||Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences (pre 2015)
This is a field-based one-week intensive course that provides a practical introduction
to hydrological, water quality, regolith and soil issues of the tropics. Our laboratory
is Far North Queensland, with all its geologically and climatically diverse landscapes,
including the Great Barrier Reef catchments. We study the natural processes and human
impacts on the amount and quality of water flowing through rivers and aquifers. Topics
include landscape water balance, hydrological monitoring and modelling, aquifer properties,
transport and transformations of nutrients and contaminants, water quality assessment
in the field and laboratory, soil erosion and degradation, dryland and irrigation
salinity and water regulation.
- Acquire knowledge of key processes influencing tropical hydrology and soils;
- Develop enquiring approach;
- Gain awareness of the water issues facing natural resources managers in the tropics;
- Acquire up-to-date skills in assessing water quantity and quality.
||AT LEAST 12 CREDITS OF LEVEL 2 EA OR EV
Study Period 6
|Census Date 26-Jun-2014
|Face to face teaching
13-Jul-2014 to 19-Jul-2014
||Dr Stephen Lewis, Mr Aaron Davis
||Dr Stephen Lewis, Mr Aaron Davis, Assoc. Professor Paul Nelson, <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
- 12 hours lectures - lectures/workshop/seminar
- 48 hours fieldwork
||presentations (25%); field report (75%).
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