This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
|1||The main objective of this course is to develop a basic knowledge of recent developments in environmental sciences that are relevant to physical geography research. Furthermore, this course will also serve as a platform to work with a range of methods and techniques for spatial analysis which are frequently used in Earth Sciences. Practical/Knowledge skills: - An awareness of the diversity of approaches and contemporary debates in the field of physical geography - An ability to identify research questions and develop a coherent scientific strategy to analyse research problems in the field of physical geography - An ability to develop a scientific reasoning based on the theoretical background presented in the course - An ability to communicate a geographical analysis using the appropriate scientific language Personal skills: - to stimulate an aptitude for scientific debate in relation to the main scientific challenges and technologies used in Earth Sciences - An ability to analyse scientific publications rigorously and critically - An awareness of the contemporary research questions in physical geography and their general, local and regional context|
- Ecosystem services: a conceptual framework to valorize natural capital?
- Geo-engineering climate change: are Biochars the new hope for global warming?
- Human activities and sediment fluxes: are we eroding the global carbon cycle?
- The role of forests and plantations in the hydrological cycle
These topics will be used to define and apply the principles of scientific research/communication/debate and will serve as a showcase to illustrate the diversity of geographical research
The main objectives of this course are:
• To introduce current scientific debates in Earth System Science that are relevant to physical geography research
• To develop an integrated vision on physical geography that links the different sub-disciplines
• To develop a coherent scientific strategy to analyze research problems in the field of physical geography and to communicate the results
• To stimulate an aptitude for scientific debate in relation to the main scientific challenges and technologies used in Earth Sciences
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The course is organised into five learning activities: (1) introduction lectures, (2) reading assignments, (3) research exercise, (4) seminars and (5) feedback including practical and methodological support.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.At the end of this course, the student should be able:
- To illustrate and compare the diversity of approaches and contemporary research questions in the field of physical geography
- To analyse scientific publications rigorously and critically
- To develop a scientific reasoning based a geographical analysis and the theoretical background acquired during the curriculum
- To communicate a scientific study (both written and oral)
- To describe and understand the contemporary research questions in physical geography and their general, local and regional context
The evaluation will be based on the scientific communications (2 oral presentations and 1 report, 80% of total score). The course aims to stimulate critical thinking and participation in the debates will account for 20% of the total score.
The evaluation criteria will be based on the competences mentioned above. The students will receive continuous feedback (both personal and in group) during this course.
GEO1342 - Geographical Information Systems
GEO1331 - Géomorphologie