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A case study of one ecosystem: processes, benefits for people, impact of human activity and management

• Amazon rainforest~ Brazil
• artic ecosystem
KEYWORDS
- nutrient cycle
- water cycle
- adaptations
- interdependence
- characteristics
- species
- sustainability
- deforestation
- afforestation
- shifting cultivation
- slash and burn

2

A case study of an area suffering from desertification: causes, effects and management

• Sahel region of Africa
KEYWORDS
- over cultivation
- over gazing
- drought
- increased population
- fire
- soil erosion
- deforestation
- bunds
- desert

3

A case study to explore differing view surrounding management of climate change at a local, national and international scale

• Boscastle flood 2004
• Climate change UK (Kyoto protocol)
KEYWORDS
- greenhouse gases
- fossil fuel
- sea level rise
- temperatures
- short term
- long term impacts
- Kyoto protocol

4

A case study of trams boundary water issue

• Lesotho / South Africa
KEYWORDS
- relief rainfall
- HEP
- compensation
- displaced people
- transportation

5

A case study of aid: need for aid, donors and receiving countries, nature of the aid, its effectiveness

• Haiti earthquake 2010
KEYWORD
- bilateral aid
-multilateral aid
- donors
- recipients
- emergency aid
- development aid

6

A case study of one extreme weather event: the causes, effects on different groups of people, and responses to the hazard

• high air pressure: heat wave 2003
• low air pressure: Cyclone Nargis 2008
KEYWORDS
- anticyclone
- depression
- isobars
-warm front
- cold front
- warm air rising
- cold air sinking~ denser
- barometer
- relief rainfall
- frontal rainfall
- conventional rainfall