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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.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Lecture Programme Week:
30. Introduction to Quaternary environmental change (2 hours)
31. Dating methods 1 Practical
32. Rapid climate change Practical
33. Rapid climate change Practical
34. Lateglacial vegetational patterns Practical
35. Holocene vegetational patterns Practical
36. Human-environment interactions in the British Isles Practical
37. Human-environment interactions in the wider North Atlantic Practical
38. Dating methods 2 x2 hours 39. Environmental change and the future Seminar
40. Environmental change and the future Seminar
41 Summary and Revision session x2 hours
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
(i) Report (50% of the final mark)
(ii) Seminar (25%)
(iii) Online assessment (25%).
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|
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