Land Use and Land Cover Change (F8086S)
Land Use and Land Cover Change
Module details for 2011 cohort.
FHEQ Level 6
This module examines the development of land change studies and the theoretical and methodological challenges to linking biophysical, socio-economic, and remote sensing/GIS analysis. Studying the land requires a good knowledge of both physical and socio-economic factors. The central themes of land change science include: detection and monitoring of land cover change processes; understanding the driving forces of land change; and finally, measuring the environmental impacts and consequences of those changes. As such, the module will analyse the various methods used in land change science with a particular focus on remote sensing. More specific changes in land, such as desertification, agricultural expansion/intensification, and urbanisation will be studied and we will also look into the impacts of land change on humans, climate change, biodiversity, and the hydrological cycle.
|Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.|
|Group Presentation||T2 Week 11||50.00%|
|Group Poster||T2 Week 9||50.00%|
|Learning Plan||End of Year Assessment Week 1 Mon 16:00||75.00%|
Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
Dr Pedram Rowhani
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