• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Environmental Studies
  • Minor code LAND-MIN

There is an increasing need for the development of sustainable land and soil management techniques and practices in the Australian context. The emphasis in this minor is on the applications of a thorough understanding of basic physical, chemical and biological properties and ecological processes involving soils and landscapes, and the functions and outputs they provide. Students who complete this minor will have developed the knowledge necessary to understand and contribute to the design and implementation of scientifically valid soil and land management practices.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Conduct a detailed literature search and prepare a major research paper on major issues related to land and soil management.

  2. Discuss a range of land and soil management issues with various managers, government extension officers and private consultants, and prepare a report on these issues.

  3. Explain both the scientific underpinning and environmental implications of critical issues in land and soil management, and develop sustainable management practices of land and soil resources in a range of environments.

  4. Conduct meaningful research into a range of land and soil management issues.

Other Information

Students should seek advice from the convener of this minor.

For students taking ENVS3016 as part of this minor, the research topic must be in the field of land and soil management and clearly aligned with objectives of the minor.

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

12 units from the completion of courses from the following list:

ENVS2023 - Sustainable Agricultural Systems (6 units)

ENVS2018 - Environmental Science Field School (6 units)

ENVS2025 - Indigenous Cultural and Natural Resource Management (6 units)

ENVS3004 - Land and Catchment Management (6 units)

12 units from the completion of courses from the following list:

ENVS2001 - Biodiversity Science: Wildlife, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology (6 units)

ENVS2002 - Environmental Measurement, Modelling and Monitoring (6 units)

ENVS2015 - GIS and Spatial Analysis (6 units)

ENVS2020 - Water Science (6 units)

ENVS3008 - Fire in the Environment (6 units)

ENVS3016 - Special Topic (6 units)

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