ENVT3339 Land Rehabilitation

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Earth specialisation in the Environmental Science major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Life and Health Sciences
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 3 elective
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.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate the capacity to scientifically assess rehabilitation requirements and develop rehabilitation management plans; (2) demonstrate in-depth knowledge of urban rehabilitation scenarios 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 scenarios including managing for erosion and salinity issues.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) individual reports; (2) individual case study; 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 Talitha Santini
Unit rules
ENVT2236 Soil Science
EART2222 Geomorphology and Soils (formerly EART2222 Earth Surface Processes and Soils)
EART2231 Earth Materials
EART2234 Earth Processes
ENVT2251 Hydrology and Water Resource Management (formerly ENVT2251 Environmental Hydrology)
ENVT3333 Land and Water: Case Studies in Land and Water Management, ENVT8333 Land and Water: Case Studies in Land and Water Management, EART3339 Land Rehabilitation
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; field work/practicals/labs: 2 hours per week
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