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GEO1105 Contemporary Landuse Issues: Landscapes, Communities and Sustainability
Credit Points: 15

This unit examines how Aboriginal and post-European responses to the potentialities of the Western Australian landscape are spatially expressed. Regional geographies are developed through two themes. The first is landuse conflict in the South-West forests, including a field study of the changing form and function of an early timber town. The second concerns the sustainability of agricultural landuse systems in the Wheatbelt, and focuses on the fate of rural communities threatened by the salinity crisis. Both themes highlight social and environmental consequences that are of global concern. Geographic techniques are introduced as practical activities and in field investigations.

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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014