|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|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.
Reading ListGeneral Text
Dobson, M. C. (1993.) The potential for woodland establishment on landfill sites /M.C. Dobson and A.J. Moffat. Primo search Gilbert, O. L. (1998) Habitat creation and repair /Oliver L. Gilbert and Penny Anderson. Primo search Recommended Text
ECU & RML (1994) The Reclamation and Managment of Metalliferous Mining Sites HMSO Primo search Harris, J.A., Birch, P. & Palmer, J. (1996) Land Restoration and Reclamation. Principles and Practics. Longan Primo search Helliwell, D.R. (1996) Case studies in vegetation change, habitat transference and habitat creation. Reading Agricultural Consultants Primo search Hester, R.E. & Harrison, R.M. (1997) Contaminated Land and its reclaimation (editors) Primo search Jordan, W.R., Gilpin, M.E. & Aber, J.D. (1987) Restoration ecology. A synthetic approach to ecological research. Cambridge University Press Primo search Joyce, C.B. & Max Wade, P. (1998) European wet grasslands : biodiverity, management and restoration. John Wilet, Chichester Primo search Kruger, E.L., Anderson, T.A., Coates, A.R. (1997) Phytoremediation of soil and water contaminants. Washington, DC : American Chmical Society Primo search Land Use Consultants & Wardell Armstrong (1996) Reclamation of Damaged Land for NAture Conservation. HMSO, London Primo search Land Use Cosultants (1992) Amenity Reclamation of MIneral Workings. HMSO, London Primo search Mitchley, J., Burch, F. & Lawson, C. (1998) Habitat restoration project : development of monitoring guidlines. English Nature, Peterborough Primo search Payne, N.F. & Bryant, F.C. (1994) Techniques for wildlife habitat management of uplands. New York : McGraw-Hill Primo search Sutherland, W.J. & Hill, D.A. (1995) Managing habitats for conservation. Cambridge University Press Primo search WallisDeVries, M.F., Bakker, J.P., Van Wieren, S.E. (1998) Grazing and conservation management. Kluwer academic, Dordrecht Primo search Warren, A. & French, J.R. (2001) Habitat conservation : managing the physical environment. Wiley, Chichester Primo search Wheeler, B.D. & Shaw, S.C. (1995) Restoration of damaged peatlands: with particular reference to lowland raised bogs affected by peat extraction. HMSO, London Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 7