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GEOG 595 Y3 - Advanced Studies in Geography - Rivers, deltas, & coasts

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Seminar and directed individual investigation of selected problems or regions; designed to develop ability to conduct independent investigation. Scheduled seminars are detailed in each term's Class Schedule. Course Information: Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.

Special Instructions:

The large rivers, deltas and coasts of the world are home to billions of people, and are regions of intense agriculture, industrial and urban productivity that provide key ecosystem services. Yet, humans living in these environments have never faced such severe anthropogenic stresses that threaten many aspects of ecosystem and societal functioning - from provision of water, protein, and agricultural yield to infrastructure support for some of the world-s largest megacities. This course will seek to provide an up-to-date synthesis of the range of issues facing the world-s large rivers, deltas and associated coasts and identify the magnitude and frequency of these stressors, and the management options that may be required. The course will view these elements from the perspective of both contemporary environments as well as deep-time, and learning will be based around lectures, presentations and group projects. The course will be run jointly with Chris Fielding (University of Nebras

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Spring


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