ESS 537: Geomorphology
Synonym:52135 (for web registration)
Meeting Schedule:Thursdays 1/17 - 3/6 (1:00PM-3:59PM)
Thursdays 3/27 - 5/8 (1:00PM-3:59PM)
Competency Area: Biosphere Science II
Priority to Fall 07 ES students December 4 – 14; open to all ES students after December 14.
Understanding the geological history of the environment and the processes that shape its landscapes is an essential component of resource conservation and management. This course provides a background for evaluating surficial and bedrock geology and practical experience in specific field and laboratory skills needed to understand the development of landforms and the environmental implications of processes that shape the landscape. Emphasis is placed on map interpretation and field identification of geomorphic features, especially as they occur in New England. A central focus relates landform characteristics and geomorphic processes to a variety of resource management issues.