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Desert Environments (Module)

Module description

This module provides a comprehensive understanding of the characteristics of desert environments, the environmental problems found in these regions, and the techniques that can be used to assess and mitigate them, using examples from both arid and semi-arid environments. Students will gain an understanding of the important climatic, hydrological, geomorphological and ecological processes that occur in deserts, and examine the ways in which they are affected by human activities.

*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.  

Staff information

Nick Drake

Teaching pattern

20 Lectures in the first term

Module assessment - more information

Two research essays (50% each)

Key information

Module code 6SSG3025

Credit level 6

Assessment coursework

Credit value 15 credits

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module Yes