10 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: BIS203

Aims/Description: This module provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge of topical issues in modern ecology. Students will be introduced, through lectures, independent reading, discussion and problem solving to a core set of topical questions in pure and/or applied ecology, and they will explore how data and theory combine to inform our understanding of these topics. Students will apply their learning by developing and critically evaluating research or management proposals that will address for specific real world ecological questions and problems.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Animal and Plant Sciences):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK