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This course delves into the environmental changes that have occurred since the end of the last ice age 14,000 years ago (the Lateglacial and the Holocene). We will explore the evidence used to reconstruct past environments from proxy records preserved in archives such as peat bogs and the ice cores that suggest that climate and environmental conditions have been far from stable. Our discussion of the evidence will show that the Lateglacial and Holocene are characterised by a series of major but short-lived climatic oscillations as well as permanent transformations as a result of increasing pressure as human population has developed.
|Second Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (67%); continuous assessment (33%) written report of laboratory work. Resit: A resit for this course is not normally available until the following academic year.
Verbal feedback will be given to students after the completion of the practical classes but before they write up their final report based on the data generated in the practicals.