91159 Environmental Forensics

This subject presents an introduction to the study of impacts of major pollutants/toxicants in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems on biota, their fates in the environment and the methodologies that are used to measure such impacts to yield results that are acceptable under regulatory constraints. The contributions of field and laboratory methods of assessment are evaluated in the context of monitoring and assessment, QA/QC and forensic investigation methods relevant to the environmental protection area: examples from Australia will be used throughout. Several one-day excursions are included.

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