Module Identifier BSM3330  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Dr John Scullion  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   4 hours  
  Other   Workshops 8 hours Project review meetings 8 hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment 3 individual desk study reports (2000 words)60%
Semester Assessment Group Project report (5000 words)40%
Supplementary Assessment resubmit reports as required - desk60%
Supplementary Assessment resubmit report as required - project40%

Learning outcomes

Students completing the module should be able to:


This module will be organised around specific examples of restoration or management problems in terrestial systems. Three of these examples will be based on desk studies where students will evaluate information provided and from relevant public sources (e.g. BAP plans) in order to produce an individual case study report. A further example will involve group work and the collection of primary data by students. As a preliminary stage in this exercise, student groups will produce tender documents setting out the plan of work with costs and objectives. Practical work may involve field surveys and/or monitoring, and laboratory analyses as appropiate. The group report will consist of a fully costed restoration or management plan that includes relevant aspects of regulation.


The module aims to provide an opportunity for students to apply knowledge gained from other modules within the context of realistic restoration or management scenarios. This will involve evaluation of information provided for or collected by students leading to the production of reports advising on resoration or management plans. Reports will include consideration of practical, cost and regulatory issues.

Reading Lists

** General Text
Dobson, M. C. (1993.) The potential for woodland establishment on landfill sites /M.C. Dobson and A.J. Moffat. 0117526789
Gilbert, O. L. (1998) Habitat creation and repair /Oliver L. Gilbert and Penny Anderson. 0198549679
** Recommended Text
ECU & RML (1994) The Reclamation and Managment of Metalliferous Mining Sites HMSO
Harris, J.A., Birch, P. & Palmer, J. (1996) Land Restoration and Reclamation. Principles and Practics. Longan
Helliwell, D.R. (1996) Case studies in vegetation change, habitat transference and habitat creation. Reading Agricultural Consultants
Hester, R.E. & Harrison, R.M. (1997) Contaminated Land and its reclaimation (editors)
Jordan, W.R., Gilpin, M.E. & Aber, J.D. (1987) Restoration ecology. A synthetic approach to ecological research. Cambridge University Press
Joyce, C.B. & Max Wade, P. (1998) European wet grasslands : biodiverity, management and restoration. John Wilet, Chichester
Kruger, E.L., Anderson, T.A., Coates, A.R. (1997) Phytoremediation of soil and water contaminants. Washington, DC : American Chmical Society
Land Use Consultants & Wardell Armstrong (1996) Reclamation of Damaged Land for NAture Conservation. HMSO, London
Land Use Cosultants (1992) Amenity Reclamation of MIneral Workings. HMSO, London
Mitchley, J., Burch, F. & Lawson, C. (1998) Habitat restoration project : development of monitoring guidlines. English Nature, Peterborough
Payne, N.F. & Bryant, F.C. (1994) Techniques for wildlife habitat management of uplands. New York : McGraw-Hill
Sutherland, W.J. & Hill, D.A. (1995) Managing habitats for conservation. Cambridge University Press
WallisDeVries, M.F., Bakker, J.P., Van Wieren, S.E. (1998) Grazing and conservation management. Kluwer academic, Dordrecht
Warren, A. & French, J.R. (2001) Habitat conservation : managing the physical environment. Wiley, Chichester
Wheeler, B.D. & Shaw, S.C. (1995) Restoration of damaged peatlands: with particular reference to lowland raised bogs affected by peat extraction. HMSO, London


This module is at CQFW Level 7