Content (Syllabus outline)

- Introduction to global change and the Earth system-natural versus anthropogenic drivers

-  global climate change-paleoclimate, present, and future climate predictions

-  Terrestrial biogeochemistry-Carbon, Nitrogen, and water cycles

- Invasive species

-  Drivers of change: fossil fuels, population growth and consumption, land use change, tropical deforestation, air pollution

-  Impacts: altered ecosystem structure and function, biodiversity loss, altered disturbance regimes, socio-economic effects

-  Mitigation and adaptation


1. Condition for inclusion in the work:

- inscription to adequate academic year and chosen subject


2. Condition for performing study obligations:

- Participation in lecture discussion

- Participation in seminar activities

- Student presentations

- Group project

- Colloquium