Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Burnley - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours lectures, 36 hours tutorials, laboratory work and/or field trips |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||N/A|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||N/A|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorMs Kirsten Raynor
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject will describe the relationship between plant growth and the environment in which plants grow. Particular attention will be given to the ecology of plants and to the effect of soil conditions on plant growth. Where appropriate, the consequences of these relationships for horticultural plant management will be described. Specific content will include: soil composition, soil texture and structure, soil water and aeration, behaviour and management of plant nutrients elements in soil, manipulation of nutrient Âlevels, assessment of plant and soil nutrient status, definition of ecology, populations, communities, ecosystems, homoeostasis, energy flow, trophic structures, Australian plant communities, environmental factors, fire and human impact on vegetation.
This subject aims to provide students with an understanding of the ecological processes that influence horticultural operations, from micro to global scales, and to explore how ecological principles can be used in practice when designing human landscapes.
The assesment in this subject comprises:
• One 2,500 word report (20%);
Knox, B., Ladiges, P., Saint, R. and Evans, T. (2009), Biology: an Australian focus, (4th Edition), McGraw-Hill.
Handreck, K. and Black, N. (2002), Growing Media for Ornamental Plants and Turf, (3rd Edition), UNSWP.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
• Development of capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning;
Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture |
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