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Tenerife Easter field trip

Tenerife Easter field trip

Tenerife's volcanic history provides a backdrop to our fieldwork, and helps explain the island's unique biogeography. We stay in Vilaflor, at 1,400m the highest town on the island. Day excursions, on foot and by coach, take us into the nearby Teide National Park, to the lava fields of the 1909 Chinyero eruption, and into the extensive pine forests.

Our aims are to introduce students to research and data analytical skills for developing an understanding of landscape and land-use patterns. This is primarily through field surveys, e.g. of volcanic outcrops, vegetation communities and land-use, and to integrate these with remotely sensed data, such as that provided by Landsat imagery. We work on the island in collaboration with Tenerifan volcanologists and ecologists.

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