2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
BLGY5118M Population Dynamics
10 creditsClass Size: 50
Module manager: Dr Keith Hamer
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
This module is not approved as an Elective
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should have an understanding of the theory describing changes in population size in animals and plants and be trained in techniques for the estimation of population sizes and the description of factors influencing population sizes.
They should be able to contribute to the planning and execution of studies on the population status of target species and make informed contributions to management discussions.
Practical classes will provide opportunities to participate in group work.
- Dynamics of single species populations
- Diagnosing drivers of population change in rare, pest and exploited species
- Dynamics of metapopulations.
- Case studies of selected species.
- Population modelling and projection.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||86.00|
|Total Contact hours||14.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studyReview of lecture material, completion of coursework, study of key research papers and texts, working through case studies
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Attendance at practical classes
- Completion of in-course assessments.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Practical Report||practical write-up and problem solving||50.00|
|Report||Science for policy report: on topics covered in the module||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 25/07/2019
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