Mountain Ecosystems - Falls Creek, Victoria

This field trip is taken as part of ENV2ME/ENV3ME (15 credit points)

Field trip dates: Saturday 13 February to Saturday 20 February 2016

Subject dates: Monday 18 January to Friday 18 March 2016

Field trip cost: $570 (in 2016) includes food, accommodation and travel

What you'll learn

In this field work, you will explore alpine and sub-alpine ecosystems in detail during daytime excursions, team based research work, and through evening discussions and lectures. The course will cover aspects of alpine geology, hydrology, soils, and aquatic and terrestrial plant and animal communities. Current and potential future threats to alpine ecosystems will also be addressed.

This subject is an introduction to field research and will be suitable for aspiring park managers, ecologists and anyone interested in a career working in science and the environment.

Pre-trip and post-trip requirements

Pre-trip materials including background reading will be provided online. Your knowledge of the concepts and details will be assessed before the field trip to Falls Creek.

Post field trip commitments will involve completion of a report based on the project work you have conducted.

Travel information

Those taking the subject will spend half a day travelling by bus from the Albury-Wodonga campus to Falls Creek, Victoria, and another half day on the return journey. 

Six full days will be spent on the High Plains studying the ecology of the flora and fauna and aspects of the physical environment.

Enrolment

In 2016 the subject is available to students from the College of Science, Health and Engineering. Priority will be given to students enrolled in:

  • Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience (based on academic merit)
  • Bachelor of Bioscience and Bachelor of Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology)

A field trip form will be sent to students after enrolment.

Withdrawals

Students who withdraw from the subject after Friday 18 December 2015 will not be refunded the $280 accommodation component of the field trip.

Contact

02 6024 9885
she.aw.admin@latrobe.edu.au