91159 Environmental Remediation6cp; field trip: 1-day, off campus; laboratory practicals: 2hpw, on campus; lectures: 90 minutes, online
Requisite(s): 91123 Nature and Evolution
91154 Ecology; 91107 The Biosphere
This is an environmental science subject focused on the practice and philosophies behind responsibly remediating degraded landscapes across the world. It builds on prior understanding of ecosystem processes and explores the complexities of environmental degradation across terrestrial and marine systems using real-world case studies underpinned by current research findings. Students engage in hands-on laboratory and field practicals, contribute to critical discussion-style lectures, conduct an independent research project of their own design and participate in online learning. They draw links between anthropogenic processes and their impacts on natural environments, conduct local-scale professional site assessments and write professional reports providing potential research-grounded solutions to environmental degradation.
The professional skills developed in the practical, written and online aspects of the subject are applicable to a diverse range of careers, both within and beyond the focus of environmental remediation science.
Spring session, City campus
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