Environmental Geography

Environmental Geography - Environmental Geography 1...

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Environmental Geography 1. Interactions (Neutral, or benign) a) Physical (food, water, shelter) i. Body b) Mental (MacLean’s “Triune Brain”) i. Reptilian-Brain Stem, Cerebellum- breathing, chewing, est. ii. Mammalian- Hypothalamus- emotions iii. Rational 2. Impacts on Biosphere (negative) a) Planets, Animals, and Ecosystems (Biogeography) i. Habitat disruption ii. Hunting and commercial exploitation iii. Introduction of new species iv. Deforestation b) Air and Climate (troposphere and lower stratosphere) i. Air pollutants 1. Transportation 55%, fuel combustion 21%, industry16%, miscellaneous 6%, waste management 2%. ii. Greenhouse effect iii. Photochemical smog (ozone- O 3 ) iv. Ozone layer depletion Human Geography: 1. “Population Geography” a) Size, Composition, and distribution of humans b) population as an impact c) worsened when you add technology d) biography becomes biology 2. Approaches to population a) geographic- spatial b) demographics- statistical c) psychographic- psychological
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course GEOG 107 taught by Professor Cherem during the Winter '08 term at Eastern Michigan University.

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