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Module

BIO8064 : Wildlife Conflicts and Management

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Pete Robertson
  • Lecturer: Dr David Cowan, Dr Aileen Mill
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

The module will present current research and management principles related to human-wildlife conflicts and associated human-human conflicts.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module will present current research and management principles related to human-wildlife conflicts and associated human-human conflicts. It will explore the roles of human perceptions and different currencies together with the use of evidence to support adaptive management, prioritisation and decision making. These will be illustrated through the presentation of current case studies of wildlife conflicts, fertility control and invasive species

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials91:009:009 one hour lectures to be recorded and available via Canvas. Students to view them in blocks of 2-3
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Time to complete single course assessment following completion of taught materials
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading141:0041:00Time for course reading and topic research.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops13:003:00Practice the application of knowledge to real world examples. Students to give their presentations
Guided Independent StudyProject work13:003:00Complete on-line questionnaire through Canvas
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity110:0010:00Students working in groups to research and prepare presentations on selected human wildlife conflict
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery31:003:00On-line meetings to discuss groups of lectures.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk11:001:00Module welcome and introduction to its structure and expected learning outcomes
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The learning outcomes include the understanding and application of current practice. The module will draw on presentations and workshops by external presenters currently active in the field. The use of lectures and workshops provide the best method to import information and teach the students the application of current process.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M1002000 words.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

A written exercise will test the students ability to extract and synthesise information.

Reading Lists

Timetable