Global Change Biology

This module will introduce students to aspects of current environmental change and its effects on biological systems, including rising carbon-dioxide (CO2) concentrations, climate change abiotic and biotic models, loss of biodiversity, and eutrophication. Topics covered will include the following: climate change, global warming, land-use changes, invasive species, fire, carbon sequestration, carbon mitigation and global ecology. Students will explore prevailing environmental issues in greater depth through mini projects, classroom discussions and debates.

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