Unit

Graduate Research School

Ecosystems in a Changing WorldWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 800170.1

Discipline: AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENTAL AND RELATED STUDIES NEC

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Elise Pendall


Assumed Knowledge
A Bachelor of Science in Biology, Environmental Science, or Agricultural Science, with some background in plant science and ecology.


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Spring  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Spring  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
Natural and managed ecosystems on our planet are experiencing a rapidly changing environment as a consequence of changing patterns of land and resource use, loss of biodiversity, altered atmospheric composition and anthropogenic climate change. This unit will introduce students to ecosystem concepts in the context of ecological and evolutionary responses to global change. Students will obtain practical experience in quantitative analysis of carbon, nutrient, water and energy budgets, and explore the consequences of global change for ecosystem services and biodiversity over a range of spatial and temporal scales. Teaching will be led by HIE staff with expertise in ecosystem responses to environmental change, soil microbial contributions to ecosystem function and the impacts of environmental change on plants, animals and their interactions.


Courses
3749.1Master of ScienceCONTINUING
3749.2Master of ScienceCURRENT
3776.1Graduate Certificate in Science (Exit only)CURRENT
3777.1Graduate Diploma in Science (Exit only)CURRENT
8083.1Bachelor of Research StudiesCONTINUING
8083.2Bachelor of Research StudiesCURRENT


Specialisations

A4038.1Master of Science (Food Science) - 2 year pathwayCURRENT
A4039.1Master of Science (Food Science) - 1.5 year pathwayCURRENT
ST3056.1Food ScienceCONTINUING




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