The Dynamic Biosphere

Module code: GY2352

Module co-ordinator: Dr Juan Carlo Berrio

This module will enable you to develop a broad understanding of the life systems of the biosphere at a range of different scales. It provides a solid foundation for the more detailed consideration of this topic during the third year.

Specifically, the module examines the relationships between the living and non-living components of the environment over space and time; fluxes of matter and energy within ecosystems; how physical factors and biological interactions influence species distributions; and how ecosystems respond to environmental change. It also introduces current applications of modelling and remote sensing to ecosystem management.


  • Essay (20%)
  • Practical report (30%)
  • Examination (50%)
arrow-downarrow-down-3arrow-down-2arrow-down-4arrow-leftarrow-left-3arrow-left-2arrow-left-4arrow-rightarrow-right-3arrow-right-2arrow-right-4arrow-uparrow-up-3arrow-up-2arrow-up-4book-2bookbuildingscalendar-2calendarcirclecrosscross-2facebookfat-l-1fat-l-2filtershead-2headinstagramlinkedinmenuMENUMenu Arrowminusrotator-pausepinrotator-playplayplussearchsnapchatthin-l-1thin-l-2ticktweettwitterwechatweiboyoutube