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Human Impacts on the Biosphere

Population pressure and resource utilisation; land, water and air pollution; mine waste; environmental impact of agriculture for biodiversity; chemical inputs and the ‘green revolution’; urbanisation; green infrastructure; impact of air pollution

Course code: 
BIOL31551
Number of students: 
43

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Dr Keith White

I am interested in understanding and managing the water quality and ecology of urban watercourses, including preventing the formation of potentially harmful ‘blooms’ of blue-green algae. Work with an industrial partner is examining the relationship between past and present water quality and the changes in the ecology of Salford Quays – a restored and redeveloped dock system near Media City, Greater Manchester.

Keywords: 
Metals, Water, Pollution, Waste, Mining, Ecology, Environment, Plants, Biology, Animals, Sustainability, Teaching, Education