ecision making for managing environmental systems is increasingly guided by modelling studies in which risks to environmental condition are quantified and future scenarios are assessed. This requires an understanding of the dynamics of environmental systems - how they change over time and respond to pressures. In this unit students will be introduced step-by-step to concepts related to environmental systems, model building and prediction, drawn from examples such as climate change and land-use change impacts on biodiversity, water and contaminant movement in natural and disturbed landscapes, rivers and also coastal systems. The unit will cover issues including the use of models in decision support frameworks and cover uncertainty and model assessment methods.
Course period29/07/1915/11/19
Course levelPostgraduate coursework
Course formatUnit