GEO310 Paleoenvironment and Climate Change
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Course responsible: Mona Henriksen
Teachers: Sylvi Haldorsen, Jon Ytterbø Landvik
ECTS credits: 10
Department: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: EN, NO
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 comprises lectures as well as seminars on up-to-date research papers addressing these topics.
The student will obtain an understanding of the natural changes in the Earth"s physical and biological environments in the recent geological past.
Lectures, seminars, group work, submitted papers.
Lowe, J. & Walker, M. (2015). Reconstructing Quaternary Environments. Third edition. Routledge, London, 538 pp.
GEO100 and GEO210, or equivalent courses.
One submitted paper.
Submitted papers: 30%. Final exam: 70%. Both parts must be passed.
Special requirements in Science
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Seminars and lectures: 24 hours
An examiner according to NMBU regulations.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, other aids as specified
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått