GEK1515



Environmental Biology

The objective of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the science behind current topics in environmental biology, their interdisciplinary nature, and how it affects modern society. Every day, we are faced with news that human development and consumption come at a cost to the environment. There are 7 billion people living on Earth today and our demand for resources exerts an extraordinary mount of pressure on the planet and our environment. Globally biodiversity is disappearing through habitat destruction, overfishing and mining. Rivers, lakes and seas are polluted by sewerage and marine debris; soot and smoke pollute the air we breathe. Singapore is geographically located in one of the most biodiversity-rich areas in the world, but Southeast Asia is losing a large quantity of its natural resources due to anthropogenic effects. Through this module, students are introduced to a variety of nterdisciplinary topics related to environmental issues today.

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