|| ES20210 |
|| ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE FIELDWORK |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr Henry F Lamb |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Professor David Kay, Dr Tony Jones, Dr Peter W Abrahams, Dr Bill Perkins |
|| Acceptance to Level 2 Environmental Science |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 4 Hours 4 x 1-1.5 hours |
|| Practical || 8 Hours Practicals / Field Days. |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Project Report: Written reports on three of the field days to be submitted by the end of the following semester||100%|
|Supplementary Exam|| 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%|
Soil properties and botanical composition of upland grassland
Environmental appraisal of sewage disposal options at Aberporth
Copper mineralisation and environmental consequences
Environmental aspects of geology and geochemistry
Palaeoecology and landscape history
On completion of the module, students should:-
Be technically proficient (e.g. in the operation of field survey instruments, field identification of soils and their classification, vegetation identification and basic field survey).
Appreciate the logistics involved in undertaking different types of fieldwork operations.
Demonstrate an ability to analyse data and present results of original field measurements in a technically-sound report.
Have increased ability to observe critically physical and anthropogenic attributes.
first-hand knowledge and understanding of the environmental impacts of water and mineral resource exploitation in mid-Wales
be aware of the longer-term context of human impact on the landscape
have knowledge of plant ecological methods, exemplified by a detailed study of three habitats
This module is at CQFW Level 5