UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

EART3339 Land Rehabilitation

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Earth specialisation in the Environmental Science major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Design students
  • Level 3 elective
Content Restoring drastically disturbed land to an acceptable level of productivity and visual appearance has become a specialised and sophisticated branch of environmental science. In some cases whole ecosystems have to be recreated while in others
the emphasis is on productive land use such as for farming and forestry. This unit is presented by means of case histories, short projects and industry engagement, encompassing a range of rehabilitation scenarios such as mining and
quarrying, landfill, industrial waste disposal and land erosion.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) explain the capacity to scientifically assess rehabilitation requirements and develop rehabilitation management plans; (2) demonstrate in-depth knowledge of urban rehabilitation scenarios such including acid sulfate soil management and related hydrology; (3) demonstrate in-depth knowledge of mine site rehabilitation as part of mine closure; and (4) demonstrate in depth knowledge of agricultural land rehabilitation soil scenarios including managing for erosion and salinity issues.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) individual reports; (2) group report; and (3) quizzes. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Deirdre Gleeson
Unit rules
Prerequisites: ENVT2236 Soil Science EART2222 Geomorphology and Soils (formerly EART2222 Earth surface Processes and Soils) or EART2231 Earth Materials or EART2234 Earth Processes or ENVT2251 Environmental Hydrology
Incompatibility: ENVT3333 Land and Water: Case Studies in Land and Water Management, ENVT8333 Land and Water: Case Studies in Land and Water Management
Contact hours lectures: 2 hours per week; field work/practicals/labs: 2 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/EART3339/SEM-2/2017

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