Environment and Biophysical Planning
a) Know the human impact on the natural environment;
b) Know the past and present of these impacts and their nature;
c) Understand future impacts and their consequences;
d) Distinguish the domains and frame of impacts;
e) Relate biophysical limitations to territory planning;
f) Discuss and present the legal support to biophysical planning;
g) Discuss and present measures of human activity impact reduction;
h) Apply and analyze methods of biophysical impact assessment using GIS practical exercises.
Pedro João Cruz Cortesão Casimiro
Weekly - 4
Total - 168
GOUDIE, Andrew, The Human Impact on the Natural Environment, 6ª ed, Oxford, Blackwell, 2009, 357 p.
SIMMONS, I.G., Changing the Face of the Earth – Culture, Environment, History, Oxford, Blackwell, 1991, 487 p.
MANION, A.M. Global Environmental Change, Londres, Longman, 1991, 404 p.
In class teaching:
-Theory, expositive and participative classes.
-Practical classes with GIS exercises on environmental hazards related to human impacts.
Attendance control(5%), Continuous evaluation on practical classes(35%), Written test(60%)
Past and Present
Human impact on the vegetation
Human influence on animals
Human impact on the soil
Human impact on waters
Human agency in geomorphology
Human impact on the climate and atmosphere
Impacts and planing
Impact reduction measure
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