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Module

ACE1008 : Environment and Land Resources

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Elisa Lopez-Capel
  • Lecturer: Dr Simon Peacock, Dr Julia Cooper
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This Module aims to provide the environmental background required to understand and assess the land resource mosaic in both natural habitats and managed agro-ecosystems. This requires development of an understanding of how climate, vegetation, hydrology, geological substrate, topography and time interact to determine rural landscapes and land use patterns in the UK. The key ecological interactions and physical factors determining land use and the delivery of ecosystem services are investigated.
The module will encourage the handling, evaluation and judgement of information from several disciplines. It provides the background for more detailed studies of soils, vegetation ecology, and sustainable land management at Stages 2 and 3.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module provides the background information and skills needed to understand and assess the land resource mosaic in the UK, including consideration of natural habitats and managed agro-ecosystems.
The module develops an understanding of how climate, geology, topography and vegetation/management interact to affect land use and the delivery of ecosystem services
Lectures and practical classes are integrated.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable