|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
To introduce: the marine ecology of tropical coastal animals and systems; issues in tropical coastal management.
An exciting review of the science underpinning the dynamics, evaluation and management of biodiverse tropical coastal ecosystems, including corals reefs and mangroves
1. Introduction to module (NVCP)
2. Sources of tropical diversity (NVCP)
3. Maintaining tropical diversity (NVCP)
4. Losses of species and their consequences (NVCP)
5. Ecosystems and their degradation (NVCP)
6. Ecosystem goods and services (NVCP)
7. Management and protection (NVCP)
8. Environmental conservation and governance (NVCP)
9. Sea grass ecosystem(SPN)
10. Mangrove ecosystems(SPN)
11. Coral Biology(SPN)
12. Coral reef ecology (SPN)
13. Fish nurseries(SPN)
14. Fish reproduction(SPN)
1. Sourcing and assessing internet data for assessments of fishery sustainability
2. Gathering, manipulating, analysing and interpreting data on reef fishery yields and ‘ecological footprints’
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||25:00||25:00||Preparation of revision material and practicing past examination papers|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||14:00||14:00||Assessed coursework report|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||8:00||8:00||Revision for Exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:30||1:30||Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||16||1:00||16:00||Including Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||26:30||26:30||Consolidating lecture notes and further reading|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||2||3:00||6:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||3||1:00||3:00||N/A|
This is a knowledge-oriented module, where students will learn primarily through lectures and practicals, but also gain knowledge and skills through conducting their own study. In the tutorials they will be given guidance and feedback on progress in their fact-finding, information-scoping, marshalling of data and writing up of a scientific report for the project.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||90||1||A||70||90 minute exam. Part A - 2 short questions to be answered out of 5. Part B - 1 short essay question to be answered out of 2.|
|Report||1||M||30||Format given in distributed instructions and guidance, maximum 1000 words (excluding tables figures and references).|
The written examination will be used to assess students’ ability to retain and explain the knowledge imparted, while the report will be employed to assess data mining, appraisal, processing and analytical skills, together with ability to present coherent and clear arguments based on the findings according to a published marking scheme.
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