Module Identifier RS11720  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mr David Powell  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Dr Graham Harris, Mr Stephen Walsh  
Course delivery Lecture   40 Hours  
  Practical   24 Hours 8 x 3 hour practicals  
  Field Work   Four-day residential field course  
Assessment Exam   3 x mid semester tests   60%  
  Course work   Practical report book   40%  

Aims of the module
On completion of this module, students should:

Brief description
This module will provide, through a range of lectures, practicals, visits and a residential field course, an introduction to the basic biological and ecological processes and principles operating in a range of British habitats. It will outline the basic scientific principles underlying biological systems, and highlight the differences between groups of organisms, identifying their adaptations to particular habitat rquirements. Practical application of field and laboratory techniques will help develop an understanding of the concepts of niche, habitats, populations and communities that will provide a foundation for the study of a variety of important British habitats.

Reading Lists
Chapman J L and Reiss, M J. (1992) Ecology: Principles and application. Cambridge University Press
Clegg, C J and MacLean, D G. (1994) Advanced Biology: Principles and applications. John Murray
Riley, J O and Page, S E. (1990) Ecology of plant communities - a phytosociological account of the British vegetation. Longman
Rose, F. (1981) The wildflower key. Warne
Taylor, D T, Green N P O and Stout, G W. (1997) Biological Science 1 & 2. 3rd. Cambridge University Press