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BZ2480 - Restoration Ecology

[To be introduced in ]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Habitat degradation is one of the main drivers of species extinction facing much of the tropical world (and, indeed, other areas). Restoring habitat is one of the most important processes in ecology. The subject addresses the theoretical basis of restoration, practicalities of restoration application, ecological techniques for achieving restoration goals, and methods for monitoring ecological responses to restoration. This subject draws on contemporary examples from across a range of land use histories, degrading processes, and ecosystem types.

There are additional charges for this subject; please contact the School for details.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain the general theory of restoration ecology and its practical application in restoration projects;
  • implement monitoring and ecological survey techniques to assess key site factors important to site restoration and to measure restoration progress;
  • develop a restoration plan that is underpinned by restoration ecology theory and is also implementable in practice;
  • identify key elements of successful funding proposals for small restoration projects.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (25%) - Group
  • Written > Project report - (35%) - Individual.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of level 1 biology or environmental science, including at least one BZ or EV subject.
Prerequisites: 3 CREDIT POINTS OF BZ OR EV LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BZ5480

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.