|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Marine Ecological Monitoring Report Marine Ecological Monitoring Report 2500 Words||50%|
|Semester Assessment||Terrestrial Ecological Monitoring Report Terrestrial Ecological Monitoring Report 2500 Words||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Marine Ecological Monitoring Report Marine Ecological Monitoring Report 2500 Words||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Terrestrial Ecological Monitoring Report Terrestrial Ecological Monitoring Report 2500 Words||50%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Understand various relevant ecological surveys techniques appropriate to environment.
Understand the importance of long term ecological monitoring programmes to detect ecological and environmental change.
Apply basic analytical techniques to long term ecological monitoring data sets.
This applied module has been developed to allow students to actively participate in long-term ecological monitoring projects across both terrestrial and marine environments. Because the intent of any ecological monitoring project across an extended temporal period is to document and quantify environmental change, accurate and reliable ecological observations are necessary tools to address the local, regional or global impacts of processes such as climatic change and habitat loss. In this module, students will collect both environmental and biological data by undertaking a range of surveys are target sites that have been selected for long term monitoring. The data collected by the students will be banked. Students will then get the opportunity to carry out analyses on the long-term data sets across both the marine and terrestrial setting.
Understand and apply various survey methods deployed across marine and terrestrial environments for long-term ecological surveys.
Two sets of fieldtrips- Marine and terrestrial.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Co-ordinating with others||Team work while carrying out surveys|
|Critical and analytical thinking||Analysis of long term data sets|
|Professional communication||Report writing|
|Real world sense||Dealing with real world data sets|
|Subject Specific Skills||Survey skills|
This module is at CQFW Level 7