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Cursus: GEO3-2419
Land Change Science
Cursus informatie
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau3 (Bachelor Gevorderd)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geowetenschappen; Undergraduate School Geowetenschappen; B Global Sustainability Science;
Contactpersoondr. ir. C.G.M. Klein Goldewijk
Gastdocent(en) / Guest lecturer(s)
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Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. ir. C.G.M. Klein Goldewijk
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Teaching staff Copernicus Institute
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Contactpersoon van de cursus
J.A. Verstegen
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1  (02-09-2019 t/m 08-11-2019)
TimeslotA: MA-ochtend, DI-namiddag, WO-ochtend
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 03-06-2019 08:00 t/m 30-06-2019 23:59
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersNee
Na-inschrijving geopendvanaf 19-08-2019 08:00 t/m 20-08-2019 23:59
Please note: the information in the course manual is binding.
After completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  • Understand the role of land use change in global environmental change;
  • Identify and assess global and local historical, current and future drivers of land use change;
  • Understand, analyse and evaluate environmental and socio-economic impacts of land use change;
  • Understand land use change monitoring methods and be able to apply some of the methods;
  • Comprehend the added value and limitations of land use change scenario projections and analyse cause-effect relations in land use change scenarios;
  • Use the basic functionalities of GIS for spatial data processing;
  • Develop land use change scenarios;
  • Do basic Land use change modelling.
The course Land Change Science is a 3rd year GSS bachelor course for the track ‘Energy and Resources’ and ‘Climate, Water and Ecosystems’. The aim of this course is to teach the knowledge and skills to understand and analyse the use of land as a resource and the effects of land use changes on water climate and ecosystems and vice versa.
In this course it is all about the integration of interdisciplinary knowledge and skills and the application of these on a case study. In an integrated assignment, the students work individually, in pairs and in groups on a case study country for which they assess the drivers and impacts of land use change and project future changes. For each week, a topic is introduced by a (guest) lecture for setting the scene and provide the basic principles of that topic (in the context of the course), a (guest) lecture in which the topic is illustrated by an expert, a tutorial/ PC practical in which the basic skills are thaught to analyse LUC, and a part of the assignment in which the students’ needs to apply the knowledge and skills learned in that week on their case study country.
Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Ingeschreven voor een opleiding van de faculteit Faculteit Geowetenschappen
  • Ingeschreven voor één van de volgende opleidingen
    • Global Sustainability Science
Verplicht materiaal
Reader: Course reader (digitally available on Blackboard)
Yet to be specified: Compulsory and recommended reading will be available via Blackboard.
One of the key tasks of the students is to find relevant literature and data for their case study. Students should check Blackboard regularly for updates on course information.
Aanbevolen materiaal
A number of guidelines will be available on Blackboard for each assignment.
1 Lecture

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
In order to successfully participate in class, assigned literature should be read before lectures and tutorials.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
In the integrated assignments, there is both an individual and a group component. The group components will be conducted in small groups (4-6 students). Each member of a group is expected to equally contribute to the assignment.

2 Tutorials

3 PC Practical

4 Peer Review

5 Supervision

6 Presentation session

Minimum cijfer-

Literature study and reporting (Individual)
Statistical data analysis (Individual)
Spatial data analysis (Individual)
Final report (group)
Final presentation (group).

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
Gebruiken van informatie- en communicatietechnologie ('computer literacy')
Wetenschappelijke context
Maatschappelijke / culturele context
Ethisch perspectief
Voorbereiden / opzetten van onderzoek
Materiaal / data verzamelen / produceren
Materiaal / data analyseren en verwerken
Rapporteren over onderzoek - schriftelijk
Rapporteren over onderzoek - mondeling

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