Module Identifier GG30420  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor Mark Macklin  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite GG22510  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours 10 x 2 hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   2 Hours 5 x 2 hours  
Assessment Presentation   10 minute seminar presentation.   10%  
  Course work   500 word seminar report.   10%  
  Essay   2500 word assessed essay.   30%  
  Exam   2 Hours Written examination.   50%  
  Resit assessment   Resubmission of failed CA component. Resit failed examination.    

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to :-

Module Outline (Lecture Themes)

Drainage basin & river response to the last glacial-interglacial transition (18,000-10,000 BP):
Pleistocene context & inheritance in catchment dynamics

River Environments & Holocene environmental change (10,000-300 BP)

River environments & recent environmental change (300 BP to present)

Module Aims

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.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Macklin, M. G. & Lewin, J.. (1997) 'Channel, floodplain and drainage basin response to environmental change'. Pages 14-45 in: Applied Fluvial Geomorphology for River Engineering and Management, Edited by C.R. Thorne, R.D. Hey & M.D.Newson. Chichester & John Wiley & Sons