20 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: GEO101, GEO108


Aims/Description: Huge changes at a global, regional and local scale have occurred in the last 2.6 million years of the earth's history (Quaternary period). These changes are ongoing with implications for both present and future environments. Methods and techniques to investigate past environmental changes from proxy data are outlined and illustrated. The course will raise issues related to the problems of distinguishing natural variability from that caused by humans, and the contribution of modelling to understanding and predicting changes in the environment.

Staff Contact: Professor Mark Bateman
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study,
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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