Georesources and georisks: mountainscapes of the tropical Andes across times
BOKU 872.079 EX1.5 SS2018
Martin Mergili, Adam Emmer, Florian Rösch (Teaching assistant)
This field trip is scheduled for 12-31 July 2018. It will be structured into two modules A and B: module A will lead the participants to the Cordillera Blanca, the most heavily glacierized mountain range of the tropics. Its slopes and valleys lead down to cultural landscapes more than 4000 m below the highest summits. Whereas the mountains create a favourable environment for life and economy, managing the risks emanating from the vicinity to the changing high-mountain environments remains a challenge. Consequently, the main topics will include tropical high-mountain environments in a changing climate, consequences for water resources and geohazards, and the management of the resulting risks.
Module B will lead to southern Peru, starting from Arequipa and finishing in Cusco. Areas visited will include the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, and Machu Picchu. A broad range of topics such as geology, geomorphology, elevation zones, and societies of the tropical Andes will be covered.
Registration for this excursion has closed.
Further information on the excursion in BOKU Online
Images of Peru