Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Burnley - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 |
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It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where theymust actively and safely contribute to field excursions and laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Disability Liaison http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Stephen Livesley
Urban soils can present distinct and unique challenges to the land manager, landscape architect or horticulturist responsible for developing, maintaining or improving urban landscapes. Often compacted, contaminated, or otherwise unsuitable for plant growth, urban soils require assessment, solutions and practical methods to ensure successful outcomes. This applications-oriented subject covers several fundamental soil science issues with direct relevance to urban landscape impacts, uses and requirements. Topics covered include compaction, nutrition, contamination, water supply, drainage and structural soils.
Upon completion of this subject students will be able to:
Discuss ecosystem services that urban soils provide to the population, built landscape and biodiversity
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Generic skills obtained during this course will be:
Oral presentation skills and inter-personal skills for group work under pressure.
Graduate Diploma in Urban Horticulture |
Master of Urban Horticulture
Master of Science (Ecosystem Science) - Discipline Elective subjects |
Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Regions
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