Australian Soil Use & Management - GEOS3721

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 0

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Students will study, interpret and explore the interrelationships between the various soil-forming factors and processes, the physical, chemical and mineralogical properties of soil and how soil is used and managed in Australia. The course introduces students to modern methods and applications of remotely-sensed geophysical data and GIS techniques to model and map the spatial distribution of soil properties. Laboratory work involves the synthesis of the theoretical components of soil usage and management using field (real world) data collected from northern New South Wales.

Assumed knowledge: GEOS2721

Note: A field trip is a compulsory component of the course and will involve expense to individual students.

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