• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Resource Management and Environmental Science, 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 ENVS3100 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:

ENVS2018 Environmental Science Field School (6 units)

ENVS2023 Sustainable Agricultural Systems (6 units)

ENVS2025 Indigenous Cultural and Natural Resource Management (6 units)

ENVS3004 Land and Catchment Management (6 units)

ENVS3902 Environmental Chemistry (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)

ENVS3100 Independent Research Project (6 units)

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