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.
20 Lectures in the first term
Module assessment - more information
Two research essays (50% each)