FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS FIELD COURSE
Not currently offered
Credit points: 15
Aquatic Ecosystems Field Course is based around a seven-day camp (5 full days) centred on the Ovens River in North East Victoria. The field trip will specifically address field techniques used to study aquatic and riparian (stream side) communities, through team-based research combined with evening discussions and presentations. Pre-trip commitments will involve the successful completion of on-line background modules to assist in your understanding of the field project objectives. The field project will focus on the areas of: geomorphology-hydrology, water quality, macroinvertebrate communities, fish and vegetation, the results of which will form the basis of a post-field trip report and a major assessment task. The subject will also cover aspects of river management, in particular the role of flow regime in achieving ecological outcomes. This subject is an introduction to field research and will be suitable for aspiring park rangers, field ecologists and anyone interested in a career working in science and the environment.
Subject Co-ordinatorEwen Silvester
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management
Quota-conditions or rulesStudents selected from provisionally enrolled list, based on second year results.
Special conditionsStudents MUST check details of dates, costs and reimbursement cut-off dates of field trips with the department. This field course incurs additional costs. The field trip start point is from Wodonga campus and students are expected to make their own way there, or travel independently to Harrietville directly - both of these options are at the student's own cost.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
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