Environmental Contamination

  • Environmental Contamination



Environmental Contamination is the science of prevention, mitigation, and treatment of contaminants and invasive organisms in our unique ecosystems.

More skilled graduates are needed to assess natural threats to our environmental biosecurity, public health, and trade economies. These issues can range from toxicology in water, pests harming our local flora and fauna, diseases affecting our agricultural produce, and many other risks.

This major offers practical learning in identifying chemical and biological contaminants and their source, analysing their impact, and developing strategies to prevent further exposure.

Contact us

Te Kura Aronukurangi | School of Earth and Environment

Phone +64 3 369 0655
Email earthandenvironment@canterbury.ac.nz

Level 2, Beatrice Tinsley building – see campus maps

Postal address
Te Rāngai Pūtaiao | College of Science
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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