Global Environmental Change

Emphasis on understanding the global carbon cycle, with specific focus on Arctic-related feedback processes

Examines the physical and chemical interactions among the primary systems operating at the Earth’s surface (atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, biosphere, and lithosphere) on various timescales throughout geologic history.  We will consider internal and external forces that have shaped environmental evolution, including the role of humans in recent geochemical and climatic change.  During lecture and laboratory sessions, our goals are to develop critical thinking skills and a scientific approach to the complex array of feedbacks operating at the Earth’s surface, as well as an appreciation for how past environmental change informs current societal issues.  Course will include field trips during class hours and may include weekends.

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor
CountryUnited States
Language of instruction
InstitutionClimate Change Institute - University of Maine
Begin date21.01.2020
End date08.05.2020
Registration deadline27.01.2020
ECTS credits4.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyEnvironmental sciencePhysical science (broad programmes)
Teaching placeUniversity of Maine
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