GEO310 Paleoenvironment and Climate Change
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Course responsible: Danni Pearce
Teachers: Sylvi Haldorsen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: EN
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Odd years
First time: 2008H
The course addresses the dramatic natural changes in the Earth's physical and biological environments on geological time scales. There will be a focus on the development of both low and high latitude environments. The students will learn about the forcing mechanisms and feedbacks controlling long-term climatic change, the effect of climate change on the physical and biological environments, and gain an understanding for the environments' sensitivity to future changes. The course enhances students understanding from Quaternary geology through a series of lectures and seminars which uses up-to-date research papers addressing these topics.
After completing the course, the student shall have the following learning outcomes:
Lectures, seminars, debatt, group work, submitted papers.
Textbook within paleoenvironment/paleoclimate, TBA.
GEO100 and GEO210, or equivalent courses.
One submitted paper.
- Portfolio assessment 40%.
- Final written exam 60%.
Both parts must be passed. Grading system: A-E/Not passed.
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Seminars, debate and lectures: 24 hours
An examiner according to NMBU regulations.
Allowed examination aids: A2 No calculator, other aids as specified
Examination details: Combined assessment: A - E / F