|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||10 x 1.5 hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 x 0.5 hours|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Written examination.||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmission of failed CA component.||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Re-sit: written examination||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
- Describe the process-response relationships between environmental change and river dynamics at a global scale.
- Critically assess the relative importance of natural and anthropogenic factors responsible for catchment disturbance and river instability at a global scale.
- Forecast the likely impacts of changes in climate, land-use and pollution on river and catchment systems at a global scale.
This module is designed for students to develop a conceptual, factual and practical knowledge of channel, floodplain and catchment response to environmental change over the last 20,000 years resulting from natural and anthropogenic perturbations.
Lecture 1: UK and Northern Europe
Lectures 2 and 3: Mediterranean
River systems and Holocene environmental change
Lectures 4 and 5 : UK and Northern Europe
Lecture 6: Mediterranean
Lecture 7: North America
Lecture 8: Africa
River systems and historical environmental change
Lecture 9: Flood histories in UK and North America
Lecture 10: Metal mining impacts on rivers
Reading ListRecommended Text
Brown, A.G. (1997) Alluvial Geoarchaeology: floodplain archaelogy and environmental change Cambridge Primo search Knighton, D. (1998) Fluvial Forms and Processes Arnold: London Primo search Lowe, J.J. & Walker M.J.C. (1997) Reconstructing Quaternary Environments Longman Primo search Roberts, N. (1998) The Holocene: an environmental history. Blackwell, Oxford Primo search Thorne, C.R., Hey, R.D. & Newson, M.D. Applied Fluvial Geomorphology for River Engineering and Management, John Wiley and Sons Ltd., Chichester Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 6