The overall aim of the course is to provide a long-term perspective (i.e. the Quaternary, last 2.6 million years) on climatic and environmental change. By understanding the nature, extent and timing of past changes we may be able to understand the mechanisms and potential scenarios of future environmental change.
Successful completion of the course should provide an understanding of:
Intended Learning outcomes
By the end of this course students should be able to:
Tuesdays 12:00 - 13:00
Fridays 14:00 - 15:00
3 Day residential field class investigating the glacial landforms of Glen Spean and Glen Roy.
We stay at the Craigower Lodge, Newtonmore and accommodation are in shared rooms. See http://www.activeoutdoorpursuits.com/cairngorm-adventure-centre.html for further details. Bed & breakfast is provided at Craigower Lodge and staff and students have to buy their own lunches (stops at nearby shops are provided) and evening meals in the town of Newtonmore.
As this is an Option module a student contribution of £50 (2015) for the accommodation and travel is required. A non-refundable deposit of £25 is due in May. The final payment of £25 is due in September.
Bell, M. and Walker, M.J.C.(1992) Late quaternary environmental change : physical and human perspectives. Harlow, Essex, Longman Scientific & Technical. (2 copies and e-print version available on-line)
Recommended Course textbook: Benn, D.I. & Evans D.J.A. Glaciers and Glaciation. London: Hodder Education; 2010.
Lowe, J. J. and Walker, M.J.C. (1997) Reconstructing quaternary environments. 3rd ed. Essex, Longman. (8 copies)
Field Report 2,000 words 25%
Essay 2,500 words 25%
Examination 50% (2 qs. over 2 hrs)
ENVU9GL - Glen Roy, 2013