Land, Water and Atmosphere
You’ll learn about the chemical and physical processes that affect environmental quality, which in turn affects the productivity of land and water.
|Prerequisites and Restrictions|| You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
What you will learn
After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:
- Discuss the principal factors affecting the concentrations and fluxes of contaminants in selected environments, including mining, lakes and rivers, agricultural and horticultural environments.
- Describe the chemical and physical factors affecting fluxes of greenhouse gasses and global climate change.
- Explain the origins of chemical elements and their distribution in the environment.
- Recognise how impacts on environmental quality affect the productivity of land and water systems.
- Identify the factors affecting bioavailability in waters and soils.
- Critically assess the likely environmental impacts of economically-important land based activities
- Interpret biogeochemical data to determine environmental quality.
Dr Rosalind Dodd
Department of Soil and Physical Sciences[email protected]