Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 1 x 2 hour lecture per week
Practical 6 x 3 hour visits over two semesters


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Species recording exercises (Semester 1)  30%
Semester Assessment Conservation management plan  40%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   Examination  30%
Supplementary Assessment Coursework.  Students will be required to undertake work equivalent to the elements that led to failure of the module.  70%
Supplementary Exam 1.5 Hours   Examination  30%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Describe the motivations, designations and powers available to protect wildlife

Distinguish different wildlife habitats, devise appropriate management objectives and their delivery through conservation management plans based on current ecological theory

Select, apply and interpret data from a range of species surveying and monitoring techniques

Brief description

This module covers the ecological principles plus the practical skills of species monitoring and habitat management that are required by today'r professional conservation practitioner. An understanding of applied community ecology is developed, in conjunction with the ability to record dynamic ecological processes. Management planning methodologies are evaluated. The techniques used to maintain, enhance and re-create the conservation value of a range of habitats are examined.


Populations for conservationists
Directing succession
Habitat creation theory
Vegetation recording
Animal population recording
Data interpretation and site comparison
Long-term recording schemes
Conservation management tools;
Woodlands and wetlands
Grazing management
Moors and heaths
Invasive species
Sand dunes and coastal habitats
Conservation designations and legal powers


This module is at CQFW Level 5