What is the role of humans in the earths landscape changes, and what effective strategies can be employed in reducing their negative impacts?
For the final assessment in this course, you will be asked to create a geoscience research paper addressing a current or topical geoscience issue of interest to the
general geoscience community. You will identify a research question and hypothesis that you will investigate utilizing appropriate geoscience methodologies and
tools. You may use either primary or secondary data collection in your research design. However, it would be highly beneficial to include at least some element of
primary data collection in your research, since most geoscience work requires collecting data in the field. Your paper must explain why you selected the data
collection tools and methodologies used, present any issues you encountered in carrying out the experiment, and communicate the results of your research
using scientifically based principles and visual displays of data appropriate to an audience of diverse backgrounds in the geosciences. As a final step, you will
propose next steps for future research based on your findings.
In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:
Formulate appropriate research questions and hypotheses for framing geoscience investigations
Apply appropriate geoscience tools and instruments in collecting data for answering real-world questions faced bypractitioners
Analyze physical, biological, and social data related to real-world geosciences challenges by applying appropriate discipline-specific research
Create appropriate, technically correct visual displays of geoscience and geospatial data forsupporting research analysis and decision making around
applied geoscience questions
Communicate scientifically supported geoscience and geospatial findings to diverse stakeholders using audience-appropriate language and tools
Propose appropriate courses of action for moving forward on geoscience questions based on geographic and geological principles and research
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I INCLUDED ALL OF THE MILESTONES LEADING UP TO THIS FINAL PAPER. I SHOULD GIVE YOU ALL OF THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO COMPLETE THE PAPER