Course ObjectiveTo highlight the history of the Earth’s crust during the early
Paleozoicum. To study the Scottish climate history over the last 15 ka
and its impact on the geomorphology, raised bog ecosystems and
Course ContentDuring this excursion (~10 days) the most relevant aspects of the
Scottish geology and geomorphology, Late Quaternary climate history and
the evolution of life during the early Paleozoicum be highlighted. The
geomorphology at various locations in and around the Scottish highlands
will be used to demonstrate the impact of former glaciations on the
landscape. A variety of terrestrial and marine sections form the base to
illustrate the most important aspects of the Late Quaternary
paleoclimatic (marine and terrestrial) evolution in Scotland (NW
Europe). Traces of early life forms and the evolution thereof will be
discussed in the context of a changing environment through geological
Teaching MethodsExcursion: observing and describing geomorphological land forms,
sedimentary profiles; drawing conclusion with respect to climate change,
fluvial and glacial activity, and human impact.
Method of AssessmentOral presentations in the field (and/or hotel) of relevant scientific
papers and visited excursion sites.
Entry RequirementsFirst year of the MSc 'Earth Surface Processes,Climate and Archives' or
'Earth and Climate' must be completed and a total of 18 ects must have
Target AudienceMaster students 'Earth Surface Processes,Climate and Archives' and
'Earth and Climate'.
Additional InformationThis course takes place every other year. Next excursion will be
organised in June 2020.
NB: During the first semester of the academic year 2018/2019 a decision
will be made about whether the Scotland Excursion will indeed be
organised in June 2020, or (very likely) be replaced by another (field)
course. In case additional (up-to-date) information is required, please
contact Gerald Ganssen (teaching director Earth Sciences master
programme), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Custom Course RegistrationYou should have subscribed for this course before (early) December, 2019.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. M.A. Prins|
|Examiner||dr. M.A. Prins|
dr. M.A. Prins
dr. N.N.L. Van der Putten
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