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Organization unit:

Department OF GEOMORPHOLOGY



Course of study (specialization):

Geography

Specialty:

Environment Protection and Management



Course title:

MAN AND ENVIRONMENT IN PREHISTORY



Code/course no.:


Studies year:

I

ECTS credits:

1.5

Semester:

2

Hours:

Language of instruction:

Polish


Total:

15




including:

stationary studies

extramural studies

Status of the course:

obligatory for specialization



lectures

15




exercises







laboratories







seminars







project







Name of course leader / leaders:

Dr Dominik Abłamowicz



Prerequisites:

basic of physics geography and geology, geomorphology, climatology, protection of environment, archeology



Assumptions and objectives of the course:

Ability to use of knowledge to studies of relations between man and environment




The form and terms of assessment of the course:

Presence on lectures, notes, final conversation



Registration for the course / additional notes:

Yes


Content:

History of concepts on relation between mankind and environment. Environmental factors of evolution and human behaviour in Paleolithe and Neolithe. Importance of climate change in human history. Farmers communities and environmental changes. Influence of “Neolithic revolution” on destruction of environment in selected regions of the world. History of increasing anthropogenic stress in prehistory on selected examples.



List of bibliography:

Basic reading:

  1. Manion A.M. 2001., Zmiany środowiska Ziemi. Historia środowiska przyrodniczego i kulturowego. PWN. Warszawa

  2. Fernandez-Armesto F., 2008., Cywilizacje. PWN. Warszawa

  3. Kozłowski J.K.,Kozłowski S.K., ed 1983 Człowiek i środowisko w pradziejach.PWN.Warszawa.

  4. Abłamowicz D., Śnieszko Z., ed. 2004., Zmiany środowiska geograficznego w dobie gospodarki rolno-hodowlanej. Studia z obszaru Polski

  5. Bahn P., G., ed 2003. Atlas. Archeologia świata. Muza SA. Warszawa




Additional reading:

  1. Gamble, C. 1993. Timewalkers: The Prehistory of Global Colonization. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

  2. Hodder,I. 1990. The Domestication of Europe. Oxford: Blackwell.

  3. Spraque de Camp L., 1970. Wielcy i mali twórcy cywilizacji. Wiedza powszechna. Warszawa.

  4. Stanley S., M., 2002., Historia Ziemi. PWN. Warszawa

  5. Allen P., A., 2000., Procesy kształtujące powierzchnię Ziemi. PWN. Warszawa







Organization unit:

Department OF GEOMORPHOLOGY






Course of study (specialization):

Geography

Specialty:

Environment Protection and Management






Course title:

CLIMATE CHANGE IN QUATERNARY



Code/course no.:





Studies year:

I

ECTS credits:

1.5




Semester:

2




Hours:

Language of instruction:

Polish





Total:

15







including:

stationary studies

extramural studies




Status of the course:

obligatory for specialization






lectures

15







exercises










laboratories










seminars










project










Name of course leader / leaders:

Dr Dominik Abłamowicz






Prerequisites:

basic of physics geography and geology






Assumptions and objectives of the course:

Understanding of causes of climate changes in the past. Contemporary global warming and its importance for palaeoclimate interpretation.






The form and terms of assessment of the course:

Presence on lectures, notes, final conversation






Registration for the course / additional notes:

Yes





Content:

Critical evaluation of basic data sources for climate reconstruction in the past. Review of hypotheses on causes of climate change. Climate change – effects in different ecosystems. History of changes of climate during the last interglacial, last glacial and in Holocene, basing upon marine sediments, ice cores and loesses. Discussion on importance of economic activity for contemporary global warming in the light of knowledge on natural causes of climate changes






List of bibliography:

Basic reading:

  1. Tjeerd H van Andel.,1997., Nowe spojrzenie na starą planetę. Zmienne oblicze Ziemi. PWN.Warszawa

  2. Manion A., M., 2001., Zmiany środowiska Ziemi. Historia środowiska przyrodniczego i kulturowego. PWN. Warszawa.

  3. Lamb H., H., 1972 ., Climate: Present, Past and Future. T.2.Climatic history and the future.Methuen & CO LTD. London.

  4. Stanley S., M., 2002., Historia Ziemi. PWN. Warszawa.

  5. Starkel L., 1977 Paleogeografia holocenu.







Additional reading:

  1. Goudie A., 1993., The Human Impact on the Natural Environment. IV wyd. Blackwell Publishers. Oxford.

  2. Pye K., 1987 ., Aeolian Dust and Dust Deposits. Academic Press.

  3. Goudie A., 1994., Environmental Change. III wyd. Clarendon Press.Oxford







Organization unit:

Department GEOMORPHOLOGY



Course of study (specialization):

Geography

Speciality:

Environment Protection and Management



Course title:

THE LATEST METHODS AND TECHNIQUES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH



Code/course no.:


Studies year:

II

ECTS credits:

9

Semester:

3

Hours:

Language of instruction:

Polish


Total:

60




including:

stationary studies

extramural studies

Status of the course:

obligatory for specialization



lectures







exercises







laboratories

60




seminars







project







Name of course leader / leaders:

Dr Agnieszka Piechota + Team



Prerequisites:

Mathematics with Elements of Statistics, Cartography and Topography, Environmental Chemistry, Hydrology, Geomorphology, Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System (GIS)



Assumptions and objectives of the course: Extending the ability from the range of creation of numerical maps – spatial analysis, updating the maps on the base of the aerial and multispectral images and GPS data; the use of individual methods for creating spatial analysis and classification studies; acquiring the skill in the data acquisition for DTM creating; ability to use tracer methods, chromatographic and spectroscopic methods for hydrochemical analysis and also rating and parametric methods to estimate intrinsic vulnerability of aquifers to anthropogenic pollution; the use of geostatistic methods for analysis and forecasting of time series; usage of the geophysical methods, electric resistance sounding and prospecting, seismic and electromagnetic methods in environmental analysis of mountain and polar areas.

The form and terms of assessment of the course:

test

Registration for the course / additional notes:

yes

Content:

Block of classes “Laboratory of remote-sensing and GIS”

Familiarization with the available photogrametric and remote sensing software (Video Stereo Digitizer VSD, Geomatica PCI, Photo Interpretation Tool PIT, Scanex Image Processor) within the scope of studies: classification (land use), determining the NDVI rate, acquisition of data for a Digital Terrain Model (DTM); The use of GIS methods to solve environmental objectives with the software ArcView, ArcGIS (ArcMap, Arcinfo, ArcCatalog), Surfer, MapSource. Working with receiver Garmin GPSMAP 60 CX. Creating the numerical maps and Digital Terrain Model. Calibration of raster images. Geostatistical analysis of databases. Working with a tool set ArcToolbox. Working with the aerial photographs, maps, vector layers, DTM in GIS. Application of remote sensing and GIS methods in studies of karst



Block of classes “Methods of hydrological and hydrochemical environmental research”

Research of spring hydrology in terms of the fissure-karst aquifers assessment. Methods of tracers in hydrological studies. Numerical models of groundwater renewal resources. The assessment of intrinsic vulnerability of aquifers to anthropogenic pollution on the basis of parametric and rating methods. Modern methods of water analysis – atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) and ion chromatography (IC). Statistical analysis of time series of the „ cause – effect ”..phenomena. Basic notions and tools used in analysis and forecasting time series. The algorithm of processing data using computer programs: MS Excel, MS StatSoft and STATISTICA Visual Basic. Application of the method of preceding meteorological conditions in areas of Cracow Upland, the Tatra mountains and Spitsbergen.



Block of classes “geophysical research in the cryosphere”

Applying geophysical methods in research of the high mountain and arctic environment. Sounding and electrical resistivity profiling in the high mountain and subarctic environment. Using seismic, georadar and electromagnetic methods in research of high mountain environment. Testing methods of snow cover and estimating avalanche threat degrees.



List of bibliography:

Basic reading:

  1. Jania J., 1997. Glacjologia. PWN, Warszawa.

  2. Krawczyk W. E., 1999. Hydrochemia. Ćwiczenia laboratoryjne dla III roku geografii. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego, Katowice

  3. Magnuszewski A., 1999. GIS w geografii fizycznej. Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa

  4. Różkowski J., 2006. Wody podziemne utworów węglanowych południowej części Jury Krakowsko – Częstochowskiej i problemy ich ochrony. Wyd. Uniw. Śląskiego. Katowice Singh P., Singh V., 2001. Snow and glacier hydrology. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht-Boston-London

  5. Gubler H, McDonald R, and Russill N., 2001. New Geophysical Methods of Investigating the Nature and Distribution of Mountain Permafrost with Special Reference to Radiometry Techniques. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 12

Additional reading:

  1. Box G.E.P., Jenkins G.M., 1983. Analiza szeregów czasowych, PWN, Warszawa

  2. Gotlib D., Iwaniak A., Olszewski R., 2007. GIS. Obszary zastosowań. Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa

  1. Hauck, C., 2001. Geophysical methods for detecting permafrost in high mountains. PhD thesis, Laboratory for Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW), ETH Zurich, Switzerland. VAW-Mitteilung 171

  2. Michalski R., 2005. Chromatografia jonowa, podstawy i zastosowania. Wydawnictwa Naukowo-Techniczne, Warszawa


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