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GEOL311- Concepts in Environmental Science

A woodland creek with boulder weirs that slow flow locally, and mitigate erosion while creating varied habitats
Clearcut logging of forests has some positive aspects as well as some negative impacts on local, regional and global environments.
Greenhouse gas concentrations for the last 650,000 years provide a context for the current state of global temperatures and anthropogenic influences on global temperature.
Damage due to earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and mass wasting events have been, and will continue to be major modifiers of the environment at a variety of time and spatial scales.
Floods, like this one in England, pose serious threats to humans, especially as our population continues to grow and we, as a species, expand into areas that are prone to such events.


This course is designed to introduce you to, and get you to think about important ideas within the broad field of Environmental Science.
  Environmental sciences include aspects of many other disciplines, including Atmospheric, Hydrologic, Chemical,  Geological, and Biological sciences, as well as how much it will cost socially, monetarily and temporally.

Lab 3 files are here

Readings link Syllabus link calendar is on the syllabus lectures shown in class Geology Department webpage