20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module will introduce students to the theory and practice of restoration ecology and vegetation management. It will provide the rationale as to why certain landscapes become degraded and require restoration. Students will develop an awareness of habitat creation and the appropriate design / management strategies that can be employed to enhance the value of a site for wildlife. It additionally aims to provide students with the practical knowledge and skills to optimise landscape management for biodiversity and provides experience in developing a fully integrated Management Plan. By the end of this module students will: Understand and apply a range of appropriate restoration techniques to different habitat types. Appreciate the historical legacy surrounding key landscape / habitat types. Identify the factors that constitute a degraded landscape. Identify key characteristics that define 'high-value biodiversity' habitats. Implement designs that promote ecological function and habitat creation. Devise restoration and management plans that complement the design objectives, and ensure the on-going improvement of the site/s for wildlife and other key agreed objectives. Put into practice a number of important habitat management techniques.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Presentation, Project/ portfolio

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

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK