Environmental Geography

Environmental Geography

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 60

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 15

ECTS credit: 6

Lecturer(s): asist. Bobovnik Nejc, izr. prof. dr. Vintar Mally Katja

Content

• The role and importance of environmental geography in the science
• environment as a system/ecosystem
• ecosystem services
• characteristics and environmental impacts of energy transformations and flows
• characteristics of biogeochemical cycles and their disturbance by human impacts
• the importance of biodiversity
• the role of succession in maintaining the natural equilibrium
• characteristics of natural and man-made ecosystems
• environmental impacts of agriculture, energy use, settlement, transport, and tourism
• pollution and degradation characteristics of individual landscape-forming elements
• responses to the negative impacts of human activities
• the role of nature protected areas
• major environmental problems in Slovenia and causes behind the most degraded areas.