91551 Ecohydrology and Climate Change
Ecohydrology is the study of the relationships between weather, climate, vegetation structure and vegetation function and water in terrestrial landscapes. In particular the study of ecohydrology requires an understanding of the physiology and ecophysiology of plants, micro-meteorology and hydrology. This subject expands students' understanding of plant physiology and ecophysiology and applies an ecohydrological perspective to understanding landscape behavior and function. It also explores how climate change may affect landscape ecohydrology across Australia. The subject examines groundwater dependent ecosystems, dryland salinity, the measurement and analyses of water and carbon fluxes above woodlands and forests and the impact of climate change on C and water fluxes of terrestrial biomes.
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