2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
BLGY5219M Habitat Management
15 creditsClass Size: 45
Module manager: Dr Alastair Ward
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
Module replacesBLGY5116M: Habitat Management, 10c, S1
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryThe module is taught largely on location at a series of nature reserves, SSSIs and other sites of conservation interest in the region, chosen to reflect a wide range of habitats and management issues. The site visits will be supplemented with a range of lectures on different management issues, including external lecturers from relevant organisations.Assessments consist of a group exercise to produce a plan to improve biodiversity at an urban site, and an individual executive summary for a management plan for a chosen site.
ObjectivesOn completion of this module students will be familiar with a range of habitats and conservation management practices used on them, and will be able to understand issues inherent in designing, implementing and evaluating habitat management changes.
On completion of the module students will be able to:
1. Understand the principles underlying management of a range of UK habitats;
2. Be familiar with the key biodiversity features of, and threats to, these habitats;
3. Understand the issues in designing and implementing management changes.
Principles of habitat management, and an introduction to a range of habitats in Yorkshire, including terrestrial (lowland and upland), freshwater and coastal. Introduction to the organisations involved in habitat management in the UK (charity, public, NGO etc). The reserve management cycle, and the decision-making and implementation process.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Class tests, exams and assessment||1||3.00||3.00|
|Private study hours||65.00|
|Total Contact hours||85.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyReading, working on assessments.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackPerformance will be monitored by engagement with field trips.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Group Project||Team project on regeneration scheme - oral presentation||50.00|
|Report||Executive summary for a reserve management plan||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 listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 16/12/2022
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