EA5018 - Field Studies in Tropical Land and Water Science
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
This is a one-week field-based intensive course that provides students with a practical
introduction to hydrological, water quality and soil issues of the tropics. Our laboratory
is in Far North Queensland with all its geologically and climatically diverse landscapes,
including the Great Barrier Reef catchments. We study natural hydrological processes
and engineered hydraulic practices and the impacts that humans have on water and soils
on this part of the tropics. The topics include (1) instrumentation and measurement
techniques to measure streamflow; (2) measurement and mapping of soil properties and
(3) water quality issues facing this region with local agricultural and urban examples.
The subject also provides an opportunity to meet with professionals in the water and
soil sector (e.g. Department of Natural Resources and Mines, DNRME, Cairns Regional
Council) with visits to their experimental sites to see routine hydrological measurements
as well as on-going research projects.
- 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.
- Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (10%)
- Invigilated > Presentations - (10%)
- Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (65%)
- Invigilated > School-administered final exam - (15%).
Study Period 6
|Census Date 25-Jun-2020
|Face to face teaching
12-Jul-2020 to 17-Jul-2020
||Dr HanShe Lim
||Assoc. Professor Paul Nelson, Dr HanShe Lim.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 7 hours workshops/Seminars
- 40 hours fieldwork
- assessment and self-directed study
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest