Geomorphology Field Trip – Understanding how the landscape works to manage it sustainably.

The practical aspect of soil science at Lincoln University. A sneak peek into the SOSC223 Geomorphology Field Trip.

“Geomorphology helps us to understand how the landscape works, then you can manage it sustainably.”


Field trip to Kaitorete Spit (or Kaitorete “barrier”), Te Waihora (Lake Ellesmere) and Te Wairewa (Lake Forsyth). Using geomorphology to understand the formation and management of the landscape, as well as the landscapes use as a resource.


Carol Smith discussing the geomorphology of the barrier formation at Birdlings Flat.

Top Left: Monica Giona Bucci (PhD Student), Judith van Dijk (Tutor) and Carol Smith (Senior Lecturer). Bottom Left: Judith illustrating how the spit and barrier were formed, using a very descriptive sand drawing. Right: Carol Smith discussing the inter-dune depression.



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