Introduction to Environmental Chemistry (ENVI5708)
UNIT OF STUDY
The aim of the course is to introduce students to the major physical and chemical processes that control the concentration and dispersion of chemical pollutants in natural and impacted environments. The course will demonstrate how to use contaminant data effectively and how to judge the quality of chemical data. This knowledge will be used to design and to assess environmental projects, and to judge the magnitude of impact by human activity on environments and the risk posed by contaminants to ecosystem functioning. The course aims to provide present and future managers employed in environmental professions with the skills to use data with confidence and to make management decisions knowing the risks inherent in variable data quality. A field trip will be undertaken early in the semester.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science
- Graduate Certificate in Marine Science and Management
- Graduate Certificate in Sustainability
- Graduate Diploma in Marine Science and Management (valid for 2014 only)
- Graduate Diploma in Sustainability
- Master of Environmental Science and Law
- Master of Marine Science and Management (valid for 2014 only)
- Master of Sustainability
Further unit of study information
One 2-hour lecture and one practical per week; one field trip
Presentation (20%), Report (80%).
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