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This is just a general overview how wide the study of geography can be.

This is just a general overview how wide the study of geography can be.

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  • GEOGRAPHY Just the basics Dr. Sivabala Naidu
  • Academic Traditions  1. 2. 3. 4. Consists of four academic traditions: Spatial Tradition – study of distribution. Area Studies Tradition –study of an area on Earth Human-Land Tradition – study of human interactions with the environment. Earth Science Tradition –study of natural phenomena from a spatial perspective.
  • History of Geography  Stretches over many centuries  Main purpose was to map locations and describe places and regions to explorers  According to historical records, the Greeks were the first to practice geography; one of the first Greek geographers was Herodotus
  • Elements of Geography There are six elements in the study of geography:  The World in Spatial Terms  Places and Regions.  Physical Systems.  Human Systems  Environment and Society  The uses (of Geography)
  • Branches of Geography     Human and Physical Geography Environmental Geography Geomatics Regional Geography
  • Components of Human Geography  Cultural geography  Political geography  Population geography  Urban geography  Economic geography  Behavioral geography  Social geography
  • Components of Physical Geography  Geomorphology: the study of the surface of the Earth and the process by which it is shaped  Pedology: the study of soils in its natural environment  Biogeography: the science that investigates the spatial relationships of plants and animals
  • Components of Physical Geography (continued)  Hydrology: the study of fresh water in all its forms  Climatology: the study of the climate  Oceanography: the study of the Earth’s seas and oceans  Glaciology: the study of glaciers and ice sheets  Palaeogeography: the study of the distribution of the continents through geologic time
  • Environmental Planning  Environment - refers to the physical and biological systems which provide our basic life support  The scientific study of the environment began around the seventeenth century  Came about from our awareness of the negative impact on the environment
  • Environmental Issues  Climate change  Overpopulation  Pollution  Environmental degradation  Resource depletion
  • Environmental Planning   Environmental planning is concerned with a society’s responsibility over resources Elements of Environmental Planning: sustainable development, equity, environmental justice, green building technologies, and preservation of environmentally sensitive areas
  • Environmental Planning Process  Legislative planning framework  Administrative planning framework  Environmental resource management planning  Landscape ecological planning  Ecological urban planning  Information dissemination  Decision making
  • Natural Resource Management  Activities that focus on improving human interaction with the natural environment  Congruent with the concept of sustainable development  Sustainable development: resource use which aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment
  • Elements of Sustainable Development
  • Natural Resource Management Implementation Strategies 1. 2. Environmental governance:institutional frameworks, laws, policies and incentive mechanisms that form a system of governance over natural resources Knowledge sharing and learning networks: a tool for disseminating best practices in resource management