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1297.0 - Australian Standard Research Classification (ASRC), 1998  
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Classification Structure - Division 300000 - Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences


DisciplineSubject
      Description

300100
      Soil and Water Sciences
300101
      Soil Physics
300102
      Soil Biology
300103
      Soil Chemistry
300104
      Land Capability and Soil Degradation
300105
      Applied Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
300199
      Soil and Water Sciences not elsewhere classified
300200
      Crop and Pasture Production
300201
      Plant Biochemistry and Physiology
300202
      Plant Nutrition
300203
      Plant Improvement (Selection, Breeding and Genetic Engineering)
300204
      Plant Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
300205
      Agronomy
300206
      Post Harvest Technologies (Transportation and Storage)
300299
      Crop and Pasture Production not elsewhere classified
300300
      Horticulture
300301
      Plant Improvement (Selection, Breeding and Genetic Engineering)
300302
      Plant Growth and Development
300303
      Plant Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
300304
      Post Harvest Technologies
300305
      Oenology and Viticulture
300399
      Horticulture not elsewhere classified
300400
      Animal Production
300401
      Animal Breeding
300402
      Animal Reproduction
300403
      Animal Nutrition
300404
      Animal Husbandry
300405
      Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens)
300406
      Animal Growth and Development
300499
      Animal Production not elsewhere classified
300500
      Veterinary Sciences
300501
      Veterinary Medicine
300502
      Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
300503
      Epidemiology
300504
      Immunology
300505
      Anatomy and Physiology
300506
      Pathology
300507
      Microbiology (excl. Virology)
300508
      Parasitology
300509
      Radiology and Imaging
300510
      Virology
300511
      Surgery
300512
      Pharmacology
300599
      Veterinary Sciences not elsewhere classified
300600
      Forestry Sciences
300601
      Nutrition and Physiology
300602
      Tree Improvement (Selection, Breeding and Genetic Engineering)
300603
      Pests, Health and Diseases
300604
      Management and Environment
300605
      Fire Management
300606
      Agroforestry
300699
      Forestry Sciences not elsewhere classified
300700
      Fisheries Sciences
300701
      Physiology and Genetics
300702
      Pests and Diseases
300703
      Aquaculture
300704
      Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
300705
      Evaluation of Management Strategies
300799
      Fisheries Sciences not elsewhere classified
300800
      Environmental Sciences
300801
      Environmental Management and Rehabilitation
300802
      Wildlife and Habitat Management
300803
      Natural Resource Management
300804
      Environmental Impact Assessment
300805
      Conservation
300899
      Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
300900
      Land, Parks and Agriculture Management
300901
      Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness
300902
      Land and Parks Management
300903
      Sustainable Development
300999
      Land, Parks and Agriculture Management not elsewhere classified
309900
      Other Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences
309901
      Fertilisers and Agrochemicals (Application etc.)
309902
      Education and Extension
309999
      Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified

Definitions

Division 300000 - Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences, covers sciences and technologies supporting agriculture and the environment. It includes soil and water science, crop and pasture production, agronomy, horticulture, animal production, forestry sciences, environmental sciences and other agricultural sciences. It also includes the veterinary sciences. This division has ten disciplines:

    300100 - Soil and Water Sciences
    300200 - Crop and Pasture Production
    300300 - Horticulture
    300400 - Animal Production
    300500 - Veterinary Sciences
    300600 - Forestry Sciences
    300700 - Fisheries Sciences
    300800 - Environmental Sciences
    300900 - Land, Parks and Agriculture Management
    309900 - Other Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences

    Exclusions:


      (a) Biological or life sciences not associated with agricultural and veterinary sciences or human health and medicine are included in Division 270000 Biological Sciences;

      (b) agricultural engineering is included in Discipline 299900 Other Engineering and Technology;

      (c) biological or life sciences associated with human health and medicine are included in Division 320000 Medical and Health Sciences; and

      (d) agricultural economics is included in Discipline 340200 Applied Economics.

Discipline 300100 - Soil and Water Sciences

This discipline covers soil science and the applied aspects of water science (i.e. applied hydrology) for the purposes of primary production. This discipline has six subjects:

    300101 - Soil Physics
    300102 - Soil Biology
    300103 - Soil Chemistry
    300104 - Land Capability and Soil Degradation
    300105 - Applied Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
    300199 - Soil and Water Sciences not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      Basic water science or hydrology is included in Discipline 260500 Hydrology.

Discipline 300200 - Crop and Pasture Production

This discipline covers the sciences and technologies directed towards the production of crops, pastures and grains. It includes agronomy; plant genetics and plant protection procedures in the field; the post harvest treatment, transportation and storage of crops and grains; and weed science. This discipline has seven subjects:

    300201 - Plant Biochemistry and Physiology
    300202 - Plant Nutrition
    300203 - Plant Improvement (Selection, Breeding and Genetic Engineering)
    300204 - Plant Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
    300205 - Agronomy
    300206 - Post Harvest Technologies (Transportation and Storage)
    300299 - Crop and Pasture Production not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      (a) Plant pathology associated with basic botanical studies is included in Discipline 270400 Botany; and

      (b) post harvest treatment of horticultural crops and produce is included in Discipline 300300 Horticulture.

Discipline 300300 - Horticulture

This discipline covers horticulture and horticultural science. It includes:

      • the propagation and culture of garden or horticultural crops (incl. production methods such as tissue culture,glasshouse techniques, hydroponics);
      • fruit crops (other than table grapes);
      • viticulture (incl. growing table and wine grapes) and wine technologies which is included in Subject 300305Oenology and Viticulture;
      • flower production, ornamental crops and nursery stock;
      • propagating and growing vegetable crops (incl. mushrooms and fungi consumed as food);
      • post-harvest treatment of horticultural crops; and
      • lawns for aesthetic or sporting purposes.

This discipline has six subjects:
    300301 - Plant Improvement (Selection, Breeding and Genetic Engineering)
    300302 - Plant Growth and Development
    300303 - Plant Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
    300304 - Post Harvest Technologies
    300305 - Oenology and Viticulture
    300399 - Horticulture not elsewhere classified

Discipline 300400 - Animal Production

This discipline covers the sciences and technologies supporting the primary production of livestock and the primary production of birds and poultry (incl. egg production). It includes bees and apiary culture. This discipline has seven subjects:

    300401 - Animal Breeding
    300402 - Animal Reproduction
    300403 - Animal Nutrition
    300404 - Animal Husbandry
    300405 - Animal Protection (Pests and Pathogens)
    300406 - Animal Growth and Development
    300499 - Animal Production not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      (a) Veterinary science is included in Discipline 300500 Veterinary Sciences; and

      (b) the culture and production of marine and freshwater animals (incl. fish, crustaceans and shellfish) is included in Discipline 300700 Fisheries Sciences.

Discipline 300500 - Veterinary Sciences

This discipline covers veterinary science practised on livestock for primary production, domestic or other uses (e.g. sport). This discipline has thirteen subjects:

    300501 - Veterinary Medicine
    300502 - Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
    300503 - Epidemiology
    300504 - Immunology
    300505 - Anatomy and Physiology
    300506 - Pathology
    300507 - Microbiology (excl. Virology)
    300508 - Parasitology
    300509 - Radiology and Imaging
    300510 - Virology
    300511 - Surgery
    300512 - Pharmacology
    300599 - Veterinary Sciences not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      Field procedures to protect animals against pest and pathogens is included in Discipline 300400 Animal Production.

Discipline 300600 - Forestry Sciences

This discipline covers forestry sciences and silviculture. It includes forest fire prevention and control. This discipline has seven subjects:

    300601 - Nutrition and Physiology
    300602 - Tree Improvement (Selection, Breeding and Genetic Engineering)
    300603 - Pests, Health and Diseases
    300604 - Management and Environment
    300605 - Fire Management
    300606 - Agroforestry
    300699 - Forestry Sciences not elsewhere classified

Discipline 300700 - Fisheries Sciences

This discipline covers the sciences and technologies supporting fishing or production of freshwater or marine fisheries (incl. shellfish and crustaceans). This discipline has six subjects:

    300701 - Physiology and Genetics
    300702 - Pests and Diseases
    300703 - Aquaculture
    300704 - Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
    300705 - Evaluation of Management Strategies
    300799 - Fisheries Sciences not elsewhere classified

Discipline 300800 - Environmental Sciences

This discipline covers environmental sciences. This discipline has six subjects:

    300801 - Environmental Management and Rehabilitation
    300802 - Wildlife and Habitat Management
    300803 - Natural Resource Management
    300804 - Environmental Impact Assessment
    300805 - Conservation
    300899 - Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified

Discipline 300900 - Land, Parks and Agriculture Management

This discipline covers the management of land, parks and areas under agriculture. This discipline has four subjects:

    300901 - Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness
    300902 - Land and Parks Management
    300903 - Sustainable Development
    300999 - Land, Parks and Agriculture Management not elsewhere classified

Discipline 309900 - Other Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences

This discipline covers the agricultural, veterinary and environmental sciences not elsewhere classified. It includes fertilisers and agrochemicals (incl. their application) and agricultural education and extension services. This discipline has three subjects:

    309901 - Fertilisers and Agrochemicals (Application etc.)
    309902 - Education and Extension
    309999 - Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified





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