Examines the causes, the prevention and the rehabilitation of the various forms of land degradation. These forms include: soil erosion by wind and water; soil structural degradation; acidification; woody weeds; mass movement; salinity; pollution; water repellence and biological degradation. The design of soil conservation structures, the economics of land degradation and land capability classification are also examined.
- Soil erosion by water
- Soil erosion by wind
- Soil structural degradation
- Soil acidification
- Water repellence by soil
- Land capability classification
- Soil conservation structure design
- Acid sulfate soils and their management
- Mass movement
- Various minor topics
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify and discuss the causes, prevention and rehabilitation of a range of types of land degradation||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||classify land according to a land capability classification system||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||explain the principles and practices of soil conservation structure design||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||critically analyse a selected land use or land management issue in relation to its land degradation potential and recommend prevention and rehabilitation strategies||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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