20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module will allow student to: * Introduce students to a range of ecological survey techniques. * Improve their identification skills and knowledge of UK flora and fauna. * Provide an opportunity for students to synthesise field data, review published science data and formulate a professional report. By the end of the unit students should be able to demonstrate the ability to: *apply basic ecological survey techniques: Phase 1 and Phase 2 habitat surveys: * understand the importance of plant, bird, badger and bat surveys, and the use of key indicators: *identify advantages/constraints of different surveying approaches: *develop field craft skills: *appraise the ecological value of a particular site: *provide a concise scientifically-documented report on the ecological value of one of the sites surveyed: *understand conservation measures and related management approaches.

Staff Contact: CAMERON ROSS
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Landscape Architecture):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK