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Module

BIO1022 : Ecology and Conservation

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Mark Whittingham
  • Lecturer: Dr Richard Bevan, Dr Gordon Port
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

An introduction to ecological interactions between organisms and environment, and to ecological concepts applied at the level of individuals, populations, communities and ecosystems. Introduction to conservation principles, policy and practice.

Outline Of Syllabus

The lecture material provides the theoretical framework for ecology and conservation and will cover topics such as:
•       Introduction to ecological concepts
•       Research methods in ecology
•       Climate, air, water and chemicals
•       Intraspecific and interspecific interactions, predation
•       Succession, population dynamics, communities, biogeography
•       Ecotoxicology, applied ecology
•       Conservation principles, policy and practice
•       Valuing biodiversity
•       Threats to biodiversity
•       Conservation of habitats, populations and species
•       Practical Conservation
•       Conservation and Human Societies
•       UN Sustainable Development Goals

The lecture programme is complemented by field trips in which practical aspects of ecology and conservation are introduced and practiced.

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