- Professor Richard Chiverrell (Professor - University of Liverpool)
|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||11 x 3 Hour Lectures|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Written examination.||50%|
|Semester Assessment||ESSAY 10 minute seminar presentation.||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
This module is at CQFW Level 6