Based in the coastal village of Chora Sphakia, southwest Crete, this field class provides the opportunity to apply geographical methods and techniques within a dryland setting relatively untouched by mass tourism and a landscape dominated by the White Mountains (Lefka Ori) and deeply incised river systems that drain into the Libyan Sea. With a strongly emphasis on group-based working, the field course focuses upon five themes:

1). The geomorphological impacts of extreme floods on river systems;

2). Sea-level change and coastal mass-movements;

3). The mirco-climates of gorge systems;

4). The economic, social and cultural aspects of tourism and rural geography; in Crete;

5). Agricultural development. 

  • Crete
  • Crete
  • Crete

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