BZ2480 - Restoration Ecology
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Marine & Tropical Biology (pre 2015)
This subject will focus on developing student appreciation and understanding for one
of the most important processes involved in ecology: the restoration of degraded landscapes.
Habitat loss is one of the main drivers of species extinction facing much of the tropical
world (and, indeed, other areas). Alleviating the potential impact of habitat loss
requires restoring previously degraded natural systems and re-instating ecological
processes. This subject will introduce students to this problem and focus on its solution.
The subject will have a primarily plant-based focus (the basis of all habitat restoration
programmes) and will introduce students to fundamental biological and functional attributes
of plants and how these can be used in restoration. The subject will address the theoretical
basis of restoration, its practical application and the ecological techniques (and
evidence) for how wildlife populations (both plant and animal) change in response
to restoration efforts.
There are additional charges for this subject; please contact the School for details.
- Develop an appreciation for scope of plant (and animal) taxonomy and biologically
important functional traits and how these influence and define performance, growth
and survivorship in wild populations;
- Develop understanding of general theory of restoration ecology for wildlife and how
ecological theory can be used in reducing/reversing impacts of habitat loss;
- Gain experience in the implementation of restoration activities, monitoring and ecological
survey techniques used to study natural field populations.
|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.
||3 CREDIT POINTS OF BZ OR EV LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
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||<Person not found>, Dr Sandra Abell.
- 26 hours lectures
- 18 hours practicals
- 16 hours fieldwork
||assignments (60%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).
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