Land and Soil: Resources and Risks

In this paper students initially gain practical experience in large-scale soil mapping and in evaluating land-use capability (LUC) on a research farm. They then examine various issues associated with land use, especially its intensification, including the management of farm dairy effluent, soil degradation, and soil contamination. Soil quality is also appraised in this context. Together these topics provide an integrated understanding of some of the important issues involved with land use and the role of soil science in guiding management decisions to help reduce or mitigate environmental risks associated with particular land uses.

Paper Information

Points: 15.0
Prerequisite(s): EARTH321 or EARTH322 or ERTH333 or ERTH334
Internal assessment / examination: 60:40
Restriction(s): ERTH535

Note: The paper includes day-long field work on up to 4 days (during the week) in the first month of the paper.

Trimesters and Locations

Occurrence Code When taught Where taught
23A (HAM)A Trimester : 27 Feb 2023 - 25 Jun 2023 Hamilton

Timetabled Lectures for Land and Soil: Resources and Risks (EARTH502)

Wed9:00 AM11:00 AME.2.01Feb 27 - Jun 4

NB:There may be other timetabled events for this paper such as tutorials or workshops.
Visit the online timetable for EARTH502 for more details

Indicative Fees for Land and Soil: Resources and Risks (EARTH502)

Occurrence Domestic International
 Tuition Resource 
23A (HAM) $1111 $4864
You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.
Tuition fees shown below are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment - please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information.

Paper Outlines

The following 2022 paper outlines are available for EARTH502. Please contact the Faculty or School office for details on 2023 outlines.

Additional Information

Available Subjects:  Ecology and Biodiversity | Earth Sciences | Environmental Sciences

Other available years: Land and Soil: Resources and Risks - EARTH502 (2022) , Land and Soil: Resources and Risks - EARTH502 (2021) , Land and Soil: Resources and Risks - EARTH502 (2020) , Land and Soil: Resources and Risks - EARTH502 (2019)

Paper details current as of : 2 December 2022 7:40pm
Indicative fees current as of : 3 December 2022 4:32am

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