Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

Schools

Earth and Environment Sc Schl, Social Science School

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 2 Practical or Laboratory hours

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Practical Skills, Assignment and Final Examination

Course coordinator

A/Prof Patrick Moss (patrick.moss@uq.edu.au)

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

This course will examine how human activity and/or natural climatic variability has shaped the vegetated landscapes of the planet. Key aspects will include: Palaeoecological and archaeobotanical techniques; the relative role people and natural climatic variability played in ecosystem change; the geography of food, i.e. how and where our staple crops and livestock arose, their subsequent patterns of dispersal, and the environmental impacts of food production; and the impacts that future environmental change will have on vegetated landscapes. Case studies will be used to illustrate these topics from a variety of Australian and international contexts.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile