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x Tropical Forests in a Changing Environment

Course Code:
104203030
Unit value:
0.5
Year of study:
Year 3
Course Description

The course includes hands-on demonstrations with monitoring equipment, canopy access techniques, biological specimens and hardware models in our experimental laboratory. The coursework requires students to venture deeply into the scientific literature and thus develop good reading, note taking, summary and research skills.

For more information on this course and to check that it is running, please contact Dr Debby Potts, Head of the SOAS Geography Programme (debby.potts@kcl.ac.uk).

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

At the completion of the course, students will have an understanding of the nature of tropical rainforests, their structure and their function and should know how to apply appropriate monitoring and modelling techniques to the better management of these systems. Students will have ventured deeply into the scientific literature and thus developed good reading, note taking, summary and research skills.

Workload

15 lectures and one workshop, with four seminars

Method of assessment

Assessment will be by examination and by submitted essay, with each constituting 50% of the final grade.