This unit provides students with an overview of current debates and approaches to understanding and quantifying interactions between the biosphere, oceans and atmosphere, as used around the world, and the consequences of those interactions for climate. The unit considers climate change on a variety of timescales. This unit will include a weekend field trip to Snowy Mountains field sites where students will be introduced to climate change research.
18 hours lectures/tutorials, 12 hours practicals/field classes, 9 hours field trip preparation
2-hour exam (40%), tutorials (20%), practical report from field exercise (manuscript format) (40%)
A reading list will be provided consisting of selected book chapters, journal articles and other publications
A basic understanding of climate change processes and issues.