EARTH502

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.

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
22A (HAM)A Trimester : 7 Mar 2022 - 3 Jul 2022 Hamilton

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

DayStartEndRoomDates
Wed9:00 AM11:00 AME.2.01Mar 7 - Jun 12

NB:There may be other timetabled events for this paper such as tutorials or workshops.
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Indicative Fees for Land and Soil: Resources and Risks (EARTH502)

Occurrence Domestic International
 Tuition Resource 
22A (HAM) $1081 $4723
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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 for Land and Soil: Resources and Risks (EARTH502)

The following paper outlines are available for Land and Soil: Resources and Risks (EARTH502).
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Additional Information

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

Other available years: 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 : 26 November 2021 8:46am
Indicative fees current as of : 30 November 2021 4:32am

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