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Concepts and Methods for Environmental Management

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 5
Module lead
David Sear
Academic year

Module overview

The module takes a problem-based approach in which students are exposed to a real world environmental management challenge and are taught the skills necessary to understand and quantify the key physical parts of the landscape system that contribute to the problem. The module will teach students a range of desk-based and laboratory skills built around the sedimentation of Poole Harbour. Key stakeholders will help students frame the management challenge, whilst academics and technicians will provide frameworks and technical skills necessary to build a conceptual model of the critical factors influencing sedimentation of the harbour. The choice of site demands an understanding of the connected nature of sediment systems; including fluvial, aeolian, coastal and estuarine. The students will have the opportunity to apply Remote Sensing and laboratory analyses within a conceptual modelling framework centred on quantifying the contributions from the different process domains affecting sedimentation of the harbour. Using this conceptual model student will form initial management relevant recommendations.

Pre-requisite for GEOG3011

Linked modules

Pre-requisites: GEOG1002 or GEOG1001 or GGES 1006 or GGES1005

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