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EV5404 - Field Studies in Tropical Geography

[Not offered in 2014]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences (pre 2015)

Field Studies in Tropical Geography is an intensive mode subject that teaches and develops the field skills needed by students of geography and cognate disciplines. The subject is taught in intensive mode in remote areas chosen to take advantage of current staff research activities and interests. Accordingly, destinations change from time to time. Field Studies in Tropical Geography provides a regional perspective on the geography of northern Australia with emphasis on interaction between natural and cultural environments. It addresses: landuse, landuse change and resource management in northern Australia; geomorphology of northern Australia and adjoining land and sea; conservation and biogeography of northern Australia and adjoining land; environmental history in northern Australia and adjoining land and sea; and environmental aspects of indigenous cultures of northern Australia.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop an appreciation of the biological and landscape diversity of Cape York Penisula;
  • develop an appreciation of the biogeographical role played by Cape York Peninsula as a link between Australian, New Guinea and the Pacific;
  • develop an appreciation of the historical events and processes which contribute to the character of Cape York environments and ecosystems;
  • develop appreciation of links between natural and cultural values of Cape York Peninsula.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
GE3403 EV3404

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