The course builds on the philosophy that the past is the key to the future; quantitative understanding of processes that form and alter soils and landscapes is needed to develop sustainable landscape management approaches and measures, e.g. After introductory lectures, students will gain experience with different quantitative dating techniques including dendrochronology, radiocarbon, Ar/Ar-dating and luminescence dating, through exercises with real world datasets. In a next step, the relative importance of natural and human forcing factors for landscape evolution will be discussed. This third edition of Reconstructing Quaternary Environments has been completely revised and updated to provide a new account of the history and scale of environmental changes during the Quaternary.The evidence is extremely diverse ranging from landforms and sediments to fossil assemblages and geochemical data, and includes new data from terrestrial, marine and ice-core records.These techniques will be introduced through a series of laboratory and computer practicals and fieldwork.This module aims to provide an introduction to the principles and techniques used to reconstruct past climates and environments at this time.Handig als je snel iets wilt opzoeken over de algemene kenmerken en toepassing van een bepaalde proxie.Levertijd We doen er alles aan om dit artikel op tijd te bezorgen.
Er worden veel voorbeelden van toepassingen van proxies gebruikt, geeft aan de ene kant een leuk beeld, aan de andere kant is de tekst daardoor een beetje droog en lastiger doorheen te komen.This module will provide an overview of Late Quaternary environmental change in NW Europe through a series of lectures and small group activities.You will then be introduced to a range of key proxy techniques used to reconstruct past environmental change from terrestrial archives.After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to: - understand and apply different reconstruction and geochronological methods as well as building with nature concepts; - analyse quantitative geochronological data sets; - evaluate possibilities and limitations of different geochronological methods and reliability of resulting reconstructions; - create an original interpretation to untangle past and predict future landscape evolution.- lectures; - practicals; - excursion; - group work. Examination will be in the form of a written open-book examination in the last week of the course.
SGL theses: SGL-80418; SGL80421 Thesis Soil Geography and Landscape; SGL-80424 MSc Thesis Soil Geography and Landscape, etc.