Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
ES30210
Module Title
Conservation
Academic Year
2019/2020
Co-ordinator
Semester
Intended for use in future years
Pre-Requisite
BS10810/BG10810
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 2 Hours   100%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should demonstrate knowledge of :-

  • the conservation movement
  • the split between wildlife and countryside conservation and their subsequent amalgamation
  • designated land and designated species; national and international obligations
  • conservation law and the agencies' responsibilities
  • landscape protection; LFA and ESA
  • the measurement of ecological value and the identification of high quality sites
  • theories of island biogeography and reserve identification
  • monitoring species change; butterflies, seals and sea birds
  • management of nature reserves; the special problems of serial eutrophication; fire, grazing and mowing
  • conservation of woodland and coppice management
  • coniferous afforestation impact on flora and fauna
  • conservation in the agricultural landscape - the case for marginal habitats

Aims

To set the legal and administrative framework for conservation in the UK. To indicate the importance of understanding basic ecological theory and conservation of wildlife resources.

Content

  • Introduction to the conservation movement; the split between wildlife and countryside conservation and their subsequent amalgamation.
  • Designated land and designated species; national and international obligations.
  • Conservation law and the agencies' responsibilities.
  • Broader landscape protection; LFA aand ESA.
  • The measurement of ecological value and the identification of high quality sites.
  • Theories of island biogeography and reserve identification.
  • Monitoring species change; butterflies, seals and sea birds.
  • The management of nature reserves; the special problems of serial eutrophication; fire, grazing and mowing.
  • Conservation of woodland and coppice management.
  • Coniferous afforestation impact on flora and fauna.
  • Conservation in the agricultural landscape - the case for marginal habitats.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 6