Natural resources

Introducing students to the global distribution of natural resources and the international relationships these resources generate

Glaciation and geological timescales

A module focused on glaciers and glaciation, with two of the lessons dealing specifically with aspects of geology and geological time

Crazy paving

Why are gardens disappearing and what is the impact on run-off and flood risk?

Are you eating, sleeping, drinking and teaching the World Cup? How does our consumption of the global game impact us and others around the world?

Can a Caribbean nation reliant on marine resources develop an economy based on coral reef ecosystems in spite of threats to those resources?

Tourists are increasingly looking beyond the standard destinations and instead are favouring more unusual holiday activities in more distant places

Geography Professor Allan Brimicombe from the University of East London is leading an impact study on behalf of the London Organising Committee of LOCOG and the IOC

The two sides of ecotourism in Borneo

Asia’s largest island, Borneo, is fast becoming a destination of choice for tourists keen to experience unusual wildlife and natural landscapes

Hampstead Heath Ponds

The Hampstead Heath Ponds Project is designed to make the Heath and the surrounding residential areas less prone to flooding

UK water and climate risks

The linked issues of water supply and climate change have been in the news, following the UK’s extreme winter weather of 2013-14.

Impossible places

This module explores how human activity can create or change places that can be considered to be "impossible"

Mapping festivals

This module develops students' map skills through the contemporary topic of Music Festivals

Changing climates

The purpose of this module is to explore the climates of today and predict the climates of the future

Adventure landscapes

This module appeals to students' sense of wonder and adventure, virtually dropping them into dramatic places above and below ground and allowing them to explore the physical processes that formed them and continue to shape them

Fantastic places

The purpose of this module is to stimulate an interest in and a sense of wonder about places

Exploring Shackleton’s Antarctica

The aim of the module is to develop an enquiry on the Polar region of Antarctica focusing on Shackleton’s 1914–17 Endurance Expedition

In January 2014 new research revealed that Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica was much more susceptible to climate change and ocean variability than previously thought

Lake Turkana is currently the world’s largest lake found within a desert region and there are fears for its future as a means of sustaining both local economies and ecology

A quest for new gas reserves made headlines when the drilling operation triggered small earthquakes close to Blackpool in 2011

A new large scale hydroelectric dam, the Belo Monte, is due to be completed in 2016 on the Xingu River in the state of Pará, Brazil

Investigating how a range of 21st Century pressures can threaten the conservation of Britain’s historic urban and rural landscapes

CO2 is being pumped into a Staffordshire forests by scientists from the University of Birmingham. Why? To explore the effects of increased greenhouse gas emissions as a result of climate change

Small island developing states and climate change vulnerability

Small island developing states (SIDS) are mainly small isolated islands whose communities are commonly understood to be among the first places that will be very seriously affected by climate change

Can a trip to the remote wilderness of Antarctica be sustainable? Why is Antarctica such a desirable holiday location and what risks do these ventures bring?

Governance of the Oceans

Dr Kimberley Peters, Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Liverpool talks to us about the Governance of the Oceans

Antarctic glaciers

Dr Bethan Davies is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences Aberystwyth University

Coastal erosion

David Sear is a Professor in physical geography at the University of Southampton

Overfishing

Liam Carr, Senior Advisor to the Director of External Affairs, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD)

Jessica Sellick answers questions on Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and the impact of the recession in the Countryside

Extreme Tourism

Ice River – A journey to Zanskar in Winter: Tourism in an Extreme Environment

Moorland Ecology

After the burning - Moorland restoration in the Peak District

Coral reef ecosystems

Exploitation and management of a coral reef ecosystem, Menjangan Island, Bali, Indonesia

Seaweed farming

Hugging the Coast: An exploration by sea kayak of liminal (marginal) living and rural development in North Sulawesi, Indonesia

Ocean acidification

Investigating the impact of ocean acidification on biogeochemical cycling through sea ice

The Upside Down Forest

Although it may often be only a few centimetres in depth, soil is one of the most essential resources on earth

Well-being in the aftermath of a flood

Dr Kate Walker-Springett is an environmental social scientist currently based in the Geography department at the University of Exeter

Not in my back yard

With pressure on the UK’s ageing energy and transport infrastructures mounting, is it time to put projects of national importance ahead of local concerns?

Importing goods, exporting drought?

Some places increasingly suffer from low water supplies for indigenous people on account of agricultural and manufacturing activities serving people in distant societies

Engineering our climate

Whilst geo-engineering is not a solution to climate change, the question of whether it can be an effective means to delay the impacts of climate changed, is now being asked

Razing the rainforest

Deforestation has been on the global political and social agenda for a number of decades, but it is only now with the link between deforestation and climate change that there is new awareness

Concreting the countryside

The UK has a projected housing shortfall of 3 million homes by 2020 and the crisis is one of supply meeting demand and where to put these new homes

The collection of our recycling is only one half of a story which is actually global in scale and represents a multibillion dollar industry worldwide

The Mekong River is a biodiversity hotspot of global significance, threatened by rapid hydro-power development. Steve explains why preserving the Mekong's annual flooding is integral to the future of the river and its delta

The Asiatic Cheetah, also known as the Iranian Cheetah is one of the most endangered of the world’s big cats

Despite comprising over three quarters of Russia land mass, Siberia is home to only forty million people, one of the lowest population densities of any region or country in the world

Ecosystems (activities for GCSE)

An introduction to the theory of ecological systems through dynamics such as trophic levels and food webs

School grounds ecosystems study

This module has been designed to enable students to learn and practice a variety of fieldwork techniques in their school grounds

Sustainable consumption and production

Should the global population reach 9.6 billion by 2050, the equivalent of almost three planets could be required to provide the natural resources needed to sustain current lifestyles