EA5018 - Field Studies in Tropical Land and Water Science
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
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.
Study Period 6
|Census Date 27-Jun-2019
|Face to face teaching
08-Jul-2018 to 13-Jul-2018
||Dr HanShe Lim
||Assoc. Professor Paul Nelson, Dr HanShe Lim.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
- 7 hours workshops/Seminars
- 40 hours fieldwork
- assessment and self-directed study
||quizzes or tests (10%); presentations (10%); assignments (65%); school-administered final exam (15%).
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