ENV2022 - Environmental Analysis 1: Sampling and Monitoring

General Unit Information

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This unit provides an introduction to the monitoring of air, water and soils. It provides hands-on and industry relevant experience in the tools and techniques for conducting a multi-disciplinary environmental assessment. Techniques for the design, implementation and analysis of monitoring programs are examined. To increase the successful implementation of monitoring programs in management protocols, skills in science communication and ways to use science in decision-making are developed. During this unit students will implement an environmental monitoring program by conducting environmental monitoring and analysis to generate a report on the state of the environment at Monash University.


Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Articulate the purpose for performing environmental monitoring programs and the importance of good experimental design and quality assurance in these programs;
  2. Describe environmental monitoring techniques and tools for air, water and soils and demonstrate the ability to implement a multi-disciplinary monitoring program;
  3. Use quantitative skills to analyse and interpret data derived from monitoring programs;
  4. Evaluate and integrate theory drawn from several disciplines and use a range of communication techniques to describe the results of environmental monitoring surveys to a broad audience.

Specific Unit Information

Coordinator
Names Dr. Christopher Johnstone
E-mail christopher.johnstone@monash.edu
Office Location 25Rnf/117
Office Hours By appointment - please e-mail
Technical Coordinators
Names: Danielle Annese
E-mail danielle.annese@monash.edu
Office Location 25Rnf/114
Phone 9905 0512
Textbooks
Prescribed NA
Required NA
Program for 2016
University Handbook Entry ENV2022- Synopsis, Assessment & Prerequisites
Schedule ENV2022 - Lecture & Practical Schedule for 2016
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