Module Identifier ES20210  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Henry Lamb  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Professor William Adams, Dr Tony Jones, Dr Peter Abrahams, Professor David Kay, Dr Bill Perkins, Dr Ron Fuge  
Pre-Requisite Acceptance to Level 2 Environmental Science  
Course delivery Lecture   4 Hours 4 x 1-1.5 hours  
  Practicals / Field Days   8 Hours  
Assessment Project report   Written reports on each of the field days to be submitted by the end of the following semester.   100%  
  Supplementary examination   Students who fail to attend the field course without good reason will not be permitted a resit. Students who attend the field course but fail the assessment will be given the opportunity to resubmit assessments by the first day of the resit period for a maximum mark of 40%. Students whose reasons for failing to attend the field course are condoned will be permitted to submit a project for assessment of a type and by a date to be agreed with the module co-ordinator, for a maximum mark of 100%.   100%  

Module outline
Lecture themes:

  1. Soil properties and botanical composition of upland grassland

  1. Coed Nant Llolwyn

  1. Habitat restoration at Rhos Llawr-cwrt NNR

  1. Water resource development and environmental impact

  1. Copper mineralisation and environmental consequences

  1. Environmental aspects of geology and geochemistry

  1. Palaeoecology and landscape history

Aims and objectives
This module aims to give students first-hand knowledge and understanding of the environmental impacts of water and mineral resource exploitation in mid-Wales, and the longer-term context of human impact on the landscape. It also introduces plant ecological methods, exemplified by a detailed study of three habitats.