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Earth Systems Science

MESB01, 10 credits

Syllabus Swe Eng

Literature list Swe Eng

The course covers the following key issues within Earth Systems Science:

  • Drivers and consequences of global environmental change
  • Ecosystem structure and function, including biodiversity
  • Land use change, including forests and agriculture
  • Global freshwater use, including the global water cycle
  • Nutrient (nitrogen and phosphorous) use and pollution
  • Earth’s physical climate system and anthropogenic climate change

The course offers training in the following skills:

  • Academic writing
  • Quantitative data analysis
  • Using academic libraries
  • Using data bases
  • Practice in oral presentations
  • Group work management

A pre-course assignment dealing with an important sustainability problem is presented both in a short paper and orally.

Page Manager:

Course Convenor

KIm Nicholas

Kimberly Nicholas
Assistant Professor
kimberly [dot] nicholas [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se

Who is Kimberly?

See Kimberly's webpage for more information about her work, research and interests

Twitter @KA_Nicholas

Watch Kimberly talk about how climate change is affecting wine



PO Box 170, SE-222 70 Lund, Sweden
Phone. +46 (0)46 222 04 70


info [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se