Your assignment should include your name and student number, be a maximum of 6 pages, and it MUST include in-text citations as well as a reference list at the end of your assignment. You can use paragraphs/full sentences or point form to answer each question. Remember that the assignment is worth a significant value (20% toward your course total) and therefore you will be evaluated on the completeness of your answers. You should therefore spend time to ensure that you’ve provided a complete and robust answer, and include at least 5 references based on your own independent research. (The textbook, recommended websites listed in the assignment, and on-line class notes do not contribute to these 5 references).
In completing the assignment, be sure to provide reference sources for your information to avoid plagiarism by using a standard citation system as described in the following:
Note that scientific style in writing does not include quotations. You must summarize technical information in your own words.
Some useful resources (in addition to those found in Unit 2 on-line lecture notes) as a starting point in your research include:
- Course Materials – Video lecture; Chapter 5 from textbook
- Feedback Loops – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inVZoI1AkC8&feature=emb_logo
- What Are Climate Change Feedback Loops? – theguardian.com/environment/2011/jan/05/climate-change-feedback-loops
- The Carbon Cycle – http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/CarbonCycle/
- Three Steps to Cut Your Carbon Footprint 60% Today | Jackson Carpenter | TEDxAsheville
- The Cheeseburger Footprint – https://vimeo.com/4709524
- Nitrogen Cycle – https://youtu.be/QltEXnglmYA
- Phosphorus in aquatic ecosystems – https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/freshwater-quality-monitoring/publications/phosphorus-aquatic-ecosystems.html