Lecture 9: Energy
DR CHRISTELLE NOT
What is the best energy to
How much usable energy produced?
Be able to discuss the different forms of energy
Conventional vs. Alternative
Lecture: Urban Ecology
Dr Caroline Dingle
21 November 2016
Ecology = the study of how
organisms relate with each other
and with their environment
Growth rates of urban areas
(1970-2011) Asia and Africa
United Nations, Department of
Economic and Social Aff
Todays learning outcomes
Compare the major categories and sources
Human processes that emit them
A. detergents dumped into streams
B. volcanoes spewing toxic gases
into the a
Lecture 4: Ecosystems
Is Necessary to
Sustain Life on Earth?
Development secretary Paul Chan floats idea of building flats in country
9 Sept 2013, SCMP
1. Why is biodiversity important
Lecture 6: Land Resources
23 October 2016
What are the resources?
Why do we need these
How are we using these
What are the
Are there any solutions?
What are our land based
Lecture 1: Introduction to Environm
5 September 2016
Key points Lecture 1
What is environmental scie
Why is it important?
What do we mean by sust
What are the main causes
of environmental problem
Global Warming Is Happening: What Part Do We Play?
Lecture 11: CLIMATE CHANGE
Weather vs. climate
What is Climate ?
What is Weather ?
"Climate is what you expect; weather is what you get.
by Robert A. Heinlein
Weather is the day-to-day state
Dr Christelle Not
Renewable resources: Naturally replaced by the growth of marine organism or by natural
Non renewable resource: Fixed amount and cannot be replenished over time spans a
HKU Waste Composition Assessment Form
Facility background information
Total weight (g):
Weight of 1 garbage bag (g):
Household Hazardous Waste
Wood or Rattan
Think Global, Act Rural directed by Coline Serreau, 113 min, In French with
Films full of warnings and disasters have been made and have served their
purpose, but now it is time to show that solutions do exist. It is time to hear what
Extra-curricular Activity Report
This activity can be used as extra credit, or in place of one of the field trips that you missed. If
you miss more than one field trip, then you will need to attend more than one extra-curricular
activity to make up the mi
Lecture 2: The Underlying Problems
14 September 2015
Discuss why human
population growth is the
underlying problem of
all environmental issues
Understand the tradeoff between population
and life style
1.What factors control population growth?
Standard Monitoring Practice
at Mai Po
(Oct. 2001 - Dec. 2008)
g Gu, Ph.D.
School of Biological Sciences
The University of Hong Kong
Major Aspects to be
Benthic Infauna and Epifauna
Sludge, Solid Wastes and Landfills
What Are Removed from Wastewater
Where do they go?
3) NUTRIENT OVER-ENRICHMENT!
4) CULTURAL VS. NATURAL !
IS AN INCREASE IN CHEMICAL NUTRIENTS
TYPICALLY COMPOUNDS CONTAINING NITROGEN
OR PHOSPHORUS IN AN ECOSYSTEM, AN
deposition) and a combination of
substances - C
Inorganic nitrogen - N
Emerging chemicals (endocrine-disrupting and
What Do We need to Know?
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Water for drinking, food, and
1993 Outbreak in Milwaukee,
Largest waterborne disease outbreak in recorded history
April 1993 Health department notices increase in the n
and efficiently with low cost. Parameters for such monitoring may include te
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Paleontology: The study of fossils
Evolution of Organisms
GEOLOGIC TIME &
Some key questions
How old is Earth?
How did oceans and atmosphere form?
How did life begin on Earth?
How do we determine ages of past
What were the major events in Earth
Timothy Bonebrake ([email protected])
Air Pollution in Los Angeles
Air Pollution in Los Angeles
How to Succeed in
1. Come to lecture and do the assignments!
How to Succeed in
1. Come to le
Urban Ecology Urban Planning and Restoration
Timothy Bonebrake November 23, 2015
I. Framework for thinking of urban restoration
1. Case study: Recall the bay checkerspot butterfly. Habitat is being lost due to
invasive species (as is often the case for ur
Urban Ecology Disease and health
Timothy Bonebrake November 6, 2015
I. Diseases and cities
1. HIV was the result of a spillover event from chimpanzees in the early 20th
century and spread from Kinshasa (and then killed ~35 million people).
2. SARS (which
Urban Ecology Pollution and Ecosystem Services
Timothy Bonebrake Oct 30, 2015
I. Ecological Footprint (quick update)
1. Debates surrounding the use of ecological footprint (EF) analyses (e.g.
Blomqvist et al. 2013 vs. Rees and Wackernagel 2013).
2. Are EF
Urban Ecology Sustainability and such
Timothy Bonebrake October 9, 2015
I. Social-ecological systems in urban ecology
1. HUMANS Dominant players in urban ecosystems. So, to study the ecology of
cities we must carefully examine social-ecological systems.
Urban Ecology Urban Invasive Species and Exploiters
Timothy Bonebrake October 2 2015
I. How are species introduced?
1. Many species are introduced intentionally into urban areas (e.g.
a. e.g. 82% of woody invasive plants (in the U.S.) are used in landscap