SCIE5507 Food Fibre and Fuel Security
- 6 points
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit focuses on the factors, technologies and policies that influence global food, fibre and fuel production. Plant, animal and microbe systems are considered in light of social and environmental issues such as population growth, climate change, urbanisation and land use, the availability of water and fertilisers and the global food system. Strategies being taken or considered to mitigate the negative effects of these issues from the farm to the lab to national and transnational levels are discussed.
- Students are able to (1) develop an understanding of the factors influencing global production and supply of food, fibre and biofuel; (2) develop an understanding of the technologies influencing global production and supply of food, fibre and biofuel; (3) develop an understanding of the policies influencing global production and supply of food, fibre and biofuel; (4) expand oral and written communication skills; and (5) expand analytical and critical communication skills.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) debate and summary and (2) review and presentation of an aspect of food, fibre and biofuel security. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Ian Small and Professor Philip Vercoe
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology or the Master of Agricultural Science
- Contact hours
- lectures, tutorials and/or workshops: 6 hours per week
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.