Course Detail for BIOS 34459

LocationPerth, Australia
DisciplineBIOS
ND Course Number34459
ND Course TitleGlobal Climate Change & Biodiversity
Host University NumberENVT 2221
Host University TitleGlobal Climate Change & Biodiversity
Course DescriptionThis unit focuses on the concept that climate change can drive the evolution of biological diversity. This unit aims to explain the atmospheric processes that regulate the Earth’s climate; the role of climate change in the evolution of the world’s ecosystems; the human-induced changes that are occurring in the atmosphere; how these changes effect the global climate which in turn effects biodiversity; the challenges of biodiversity conservation under climate change. Emphasis is placed on understanding the links between the atmosphere, climate and the world’s ecosystems; how changes in climate can force species losses, migration and adaptation; what can be learned from vegetation response to past climate changes; the predicted impacts to biological diversity under projected greenhouse climates; and the conservation efforts that are required to mitigate these impacts.
University Credit3
TermFall
Language of InstructionEnglish
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