— M.A., Geography, University of Texas at Austin
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- Office: CLA 3.400
- Office Hours: Spring 2014: by appointment
GRG 333K • Climate Change
MWF 100pm-200pm CLA 1.108
This course will survey the causes of changes in climatic systems over both short and long time periods and their consequences for landscape dynamics, biogeography, land use, sustainability, and vulnerability. The first part of the course will introduce the study of climates from an earth systems approach. Implications of differences in climate for carbon, biodiversity, and humans will be discussed. The second part of the course will look at historical and current climate change trends and controls worldwide, including coverage of the different scientific methods used for studies of these processes. We will build towards developing the expertise to critically evaluate future climate scenarios using environmental and socio-ecological approaches.
Students are expected to read the assigned readings and participate actively in class. The exams will test knowledge, vocabulary, and ability to explain and apply information. The class projects and writing assignment will work on the ability to synthesize and communicate on scientific issues associated with climate change.
Assumes background from GRG 301C, GRG 301K, or an equivalent course.