|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Field work assessment and report||50%|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||1.5 Hours Candidates must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Candidates must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Understand and recognise the need for conservation of species and habitats.
2. Understand the ecological theory relevant to successful conservation.
3. Understand the evolutionary theory relevant to successful conservation.
4. Synthesise theoretical knowledge and apply this to the development of basic conservation strategies.
In recent years, conservation has developed from a largely ad hoc series of interventions, usually of a "fire-fighting" nature, to a fully-fledged science incorporating theoretical and practical aspects of ecology and evolutionary biology. The proposed module will provide students with a basic grounding in these concepts, with a constant emphasis on their practical application.
The need for conservation; The importance of conserving biodiversity at a range of scales, from genetic diversity to biomes and ecosystems; Ecological and evolutionary theory underpinning conservation; Practical approaches to conserving species, habitats and ecosystems.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Basic analysis of numerical data for report.|
|Communication||Presentation of written report.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Fieldwork and practical skills. Feedback provided via Turnitin on the report.|
|Information Technology||Use of information technology, including spreadsheets, georeferencing etc for any data processing for report.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Relevance of module skills to potential careers emphasized.|
|Problem solving||Identification of conservation needs.|
|Research skills||Researching background information for report.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Conservation biology.|
|Team work||Depending on numbers, students will work in groups to obtain data / information for their report.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4