|| BSM3330 |
|| MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE - TERRESTIAL SYSTEMS |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr John Scullion |
|| Semester 2 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 4 hours |
|| Other || Workshops 8 hours
Project review meetings 8 hours |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| 3 individual desk study reports (2000 words)||60%|
|Semester Assessment|| Group Project report (5000 words)||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| resubmit reports as required - desk||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| resubmit report as required - project||40%|
Students completing the module should be able to:
Produce realistic project plans
Integrate scientific, regulatory and practical issues
Work competently/safely in the field/laboratory producing robust data
Present their findings in the generic format required for a consultant's report
Conduct searches using library, IT and database sources
Manage time efficiently by setting realistic goals and targets
Organise workloads within project teams.
This module will be organised around specific examples of restoration or management problems in terrestial systems. Three of these examples will be based on desk studies where students will evaluate information provided and from relevant public sources (e.g. BAP plans) in order to produce an individual case study report. A further example will involve group work and the collection of primary data by students. As a preliminary stage in this exercise, student groups will produce tender documents setting out the plan of work with costs and objectives. Practical work may involve field surveys and/or monitoring, and laboratory analyses as appropiate. The group report will consist of a fully costed restoration or management plan that includes relevant aspects of regulation.
The module aims to provide an opportunity for students to apply knowledge gained from other modules within the context of realistic restoration or management scenarios. This will involve evaluation of information provided for or collected by students leading to the production of reports advising on resoration or management plans. Reports will include consideration of practical, cost and regulatory issues.
** General Text
Dobson, M. C. (1993.) The potential for woodland establishment on landfill sites /M.C. Dobson and A.J. Moffat.
Gilbert, O. L. (1998) Habitat creation and repair /Oliver L. Gilbert and Penny Anderson.
** Recommended Text
ECU & RML (1994) The Reclamation and Managment of Metalliferous Mining Sites
Harris, J.A., Birch, P. & Palmer, J. (1996) Land Restoration and Reclamation. Principles and Practics.
Helliwell, D.R. (1996) Case studies in vegetation change, habitat transference and habitat creation.
Reading Agricultural Consultants
Hester, R.E. & Harrison, R.M. (1997) Contaminated Land and its reclaimation (editors)
Jordan, W.R., Gilpin, M.E. & Aber, J.D. (1987) Restoration ecology. A synthetic approach to ecological research.
Cambridge University Press
Joyce, C.B. & Max Wade, P. (1998) European wet grasslands : biodiverity, management and restoration.
John Wilet, Chichester
Kruger, E.L., Anderson, T.A., Coates, A.R. (1997) Phytoremediation of soil and water contaminants.
Washington, DC : American Chmical Society
Land Use Consultants & Wardell Armstrong (1996) Reclamation of Damaged Land for NAture Conservation.
Land Use Cosultants (1992) Amenity Reclamation of MIneral Workings.
Mitchley, J., Burch, F. & Lawson, C. (1998) Habitat restoration project : development of monitoring guidlines.
English Nature, Peterborough
Payne, N.F. & Bryant, F.C. (1994) Techniques for wildlife habitat management of uplands.
New York : McGraw-Hill
Sutherland, W.J. & Hill, D.A. (1995) Managing habitats for conservation.
Cambridge University Press
WallisDeVries, M.F., Bakker, J.P., Van Wieren, S.E. (1998) Grazing and conservation management.
Kluwer academic, Dordrecht
Warren, A. & French, J.R. (2001) Habitat conservation : managing the physical environment.
Wheeler, B.D. & Shaw, S.C. (1995) Restoration of damaged peatlands: with particular reference to lowland raised bogs affected by peat extraction.
This module is at CQFW Level 7