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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

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
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Conservation Biology
Valuing biodiversity
Threats to biodiversity
Conservation of habitats, populations and species
Practical Conservation
Conservation and Human Societies

The lecture programme is complemented by field trips during which a range of methods for ecological study and data analysis are used.

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