Unit

School Of Science

Ecosystem Carbon AccountingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300856.2

Discipline: ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Matthias Boer


Prerequisite
300837 Climate Change Science

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
A critical part of society’s response to climate change is to measure the movement of greenhouse gases. Once this is done, steps taken to reduce these gases can be correctly targeted and the impact of such steps monitored. This unit will introduce students to the scientific measurement of greenhouse gas uptake and emissions, including assessment of uncertainties and verifiability of measurement. Ecosystem-level models will be used to estimate and quantify movement of greenhouse gases, allowing quantification of the net greenhouse gas emissions over the life cycle of a product. These approaches are vital steps in moving our society to a sustainable future.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Covered footwear for field work


Courses
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2786.2Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
2786.3Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
3562.9Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)CONTINUING
3669.2Bachelor of Natural Science (Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security)CONTINUING
3670.1Bachelor of Natural Science (Animal Science)CONTINUING
3671.1Bachelor of Natural Science (Environmental Management)CONTINUING
3671.2Bachelor of Natural Science (Environmental Management)CONTINUING
3673.1Bachelor of Medical ScienceCONTINUING
3673.2Bachelor of Medical ScienceCONTINUING
3675.4Bachelor of ScienceCONTINUING
3677.2Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)CONTINUING
3680.3Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)CONTINUING
3681.2Bachelor of Science (Zoology)CONTINUING
3754.1Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT
3756.1Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)CURRENT
3757.1Bachelor of Advanced ScienceCURRENT
3763.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
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Specialisations

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KT3148.1Environmental ScienceCONTINUING
M3078.1Climate ChangeCONTINUING
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