Module Identifier RS22020  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr John Warren  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite RS11720 , RS12010 or equivalent  
Course delivery Lecture   40 Hours 2 x 1 hour lectures per week  
  Practical   18 Hours 6 x 3 hour visits  
Assessment Oral examination     50%  
  Exam   2 Hours   50%  
  Resit assessment   In accordance with Department regulations    

Aims of the module

The mangement of habitats is a common component of vacational coutryside mangement. The professional approach of today's manager is to use a management by objectives process that both plans and justifies the proposed habitat management.

Brief description

This module has three subdivisions:

1. An examination of the motives for wildlife conservation and the definition of native or indigenous species and semi-natural

2. A critical analysis of a 'management by objectives' process for the management of countryside/wildlife resources

3. The evalution and management of wildlife species and habitats.

These subdivision will be studied using case studies and examples from UK and European sources. There will be a vocational emphasis in the module which will look at current practice of governmental and non-governmental organisations. The teaching will be augmented by field visists to site manged for wildlife conservation.

Reading Lists

Andrews J and Rebane M. (1994) Farming and wildlife. RSPB
Bromley P. (1990) Countryside management : Chapter 2. Spon
Rodwell J S (ed). (1991-1994) British plant communities - 4 volumes. CUP
Goldsmith F B and Warren A (eds). (1993) Conservation in progress. Wiley
Alexander M. (1994) Management planning handbook. CCW
Sutherland W J and Hill D A (eds). (1995) Managing habitats for conservation. CUP
Ratcliffe D. (1977) Nature conservation review - 2 volumes. CUP
Spellerburg I F. (1991) Scientific management of temperate communities for conservation. Blackwell Scientific

Technical Reports
(1993) Strategy for the sustainable use of England's estuaries. English Nature