The properties of soil are a major influence on the functioning of natural ecosystems. This subject explores how natural soil and landscape features affect plant and animal communities. The subject examines Australia's natural soil properties and the relationships between geology, biology, geomorphology, climate and time that have influenced the development of Australia's soil. A general underpinning of soil related topics relevant to the environmental and ecological sciences is presented so that ecological and environmental professionals can apply soil knowledge to the exploration of Australia's unique flora and fauna.
School of Environmental Sciences
Students who have completed GEO302 or GEO240 cannot enrol in this subject
Knowledge of major rock types, climate principles and basic chemical processes similar to that provided in GEO164 Earth System Processes is assumed.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.