Optional course for geography master's programme students
Is available to students from other degree programmes, but the number of students may be limited.
TAITASMARTGIS seminar in October 2019, Taita Field Course in January 2020
Participant is aware of global megatrends and impact of land cover and land use changes to climate and ecosystem services.
1. or 2. year of M.Sc. Studies
The course discusses the current issues in development geography by introducing environmental changes and megatrends in the Global South, such as population growth, migration and urbanization and their effects to sustainability, role of technological development in development, democracy development, and climate change. In addition, the course discusses the causes and consequences of climate change from land cover and land use change to impact of climate change to ecosystem services, such as water provision, habitats, biodiversity and pollination. The lecturers are scientists and experts in global change and environmental issues in the Global South. Geographically the course has its focus in sub-Saharan Africa. Lecturers are Petri Pellikka, Leena Vastapuu, Emma Hakala, Mikael Mattlin, Matti Nummelin, Timo Vesala, Matti Kummu, Olavi Luukkanen, James Mwangombe, Enrico Di Minin.
Presence in the lectures, exam based on lectures and book
Petri Pellikka; email@example.com