Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures, 6 3-hour practicals and up to 24 hours of fieldwork scheduled on weekends |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Prerequisites:||Usually 37.5 points of second year subjects including at least one of GEOG20002 Geomorphology or ECOL20003 Ecology or equivalent as approved by the subject coordinator.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||Credit cannot be obtained for both this subject and former Faculty of Arts subjects 121-349 Principles of Environmental Hydrology or 121-350 Techniques in Environmental Hydrology or 121-029 Environmental Hydrology B or 121-033 Environmental Hydrology.|
|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/
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Chris Walsh
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
|Subject Overview:||This subject examines principles in the disciplines of hydrology, fluvial geomorphology and ecology, emphasising the use of these to understand environmental management problems in rivers. The subject examines water in terms of quantity and quality; the physical channel and floodplain systems in which it is conveyed and stored; and the population, community and ecosystem dynamics of the organisms that occupy these systems. Through practicals and fieldwork, students should develop an understanding of the relations between catchment characteristics and the associated biota. Students should become aware of the multidisciplinary nature of river management and the need for critical examination of ideas in the literature.|
Students should be able to :
|Assessment:||• Practical exercises completed in practical classes (weeks 1-4) (20%); |
• A critical review of a set reading (500 - 1,000 words, due early April) (20%);
• A field research report of 2500 words (due late May) (35%),
• A group presentation on field research (5%); and
• A 1-hour exam (during the examination period) (20%).
|Prescribed Texts:||Stream Hydrology: An Introduction for Ecologists, N.D. Gordon, T.A. McMahon, B.L. Finlayson, C.J. Gippel and R.J. Nathan, John Wiley & Sons, 2nd edition, 2004|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject students should have developed the following generic skills:
|Notes:||Students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 degree and new degrees), or a combined BSc course (except for the BA/BSc) may receive science credit on the completion of this subject.|
Master of Science (Geography) |
Ecology (pre-2008 Bachelor of Science) |
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Environmental Geographies, Politics and Cultures major
Environmental Science major
Environmental Studies Major
Environments Discipline subjects
Landscape Management major
Science credit subjects* for pre-2008 BSc, BASc and combined degree science courses
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG. Core selective subjects for B-BMED.
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