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SLE202 - Landscape Evolution

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Nick Porch





Incompatible with:

SQB341, SQE347

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 4 x 3 hour practicals per trimester and a full day field trip to the Mornington Peninsula


The unit will include an introduction to landscape materials, including sediments, as well as soil classification in relation to soil forming processes, studies on earth surface processes that influence landform/landscape development, and on general geomorphic systems.  It will examine techniques used in the assessment of the landscape palaeo-environmental history, and the contribution that this information/data has to understanding the originals and evolution of the Australian landscape (including biota), human impacts on the environment, and to longer term understanding of climate change.  This unit involves studies of geological and of remote sensed imagery applicable to geo-environmental problems.


Practical test 30%, research report 30%, examination 40%.

Unit Fee Information

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