BZ3755 - Biodiversity and Climate Change: Impact, Mitigation and Adaptation
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||School of Marine & Tropical Biology (pre 2015)
Climate change is now considered to be the most significant threat to global biodiversity
and represents a significant challenge to conservation biologists. This subject will
provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the implications of a changing
climate to the processes determining patterns of biodiversity and the healthy functioning
of natural ecosystems. It will cover all aspects of global change biology and present
the latest research on the consequences of climate change to biodiversity pattern
and process including documented impacts, predicting future impacts, possible methods
of mitigation and the potential for adaptation (both natural and assisted). Factors
that underpin the vulnerability of species and ecosystems will be considered along
with an exploration of how this understanding may help conservation managers minimize
biodiversity loss and the subsequent degradation of natural ecosystems.
There are additional charges for this subject; please contact the School for details.
- an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the impacts of global climate change on
the natural environment;
- improved skills in analysing data on climate change in the natural environment;
- improved knowledge of methods for understanding patterns of biodiversity and predicting,
vulnerability to climate change;
- conservation planning in a changing climate.
|This subject will target students with a general knowledge in biology and/or ecology.
However an in-depth knowledge in these areas will be not be essential.
||18 credit points of level 1 and level 2 AQ BZ EV or MB subjects
Study Period 7
|Census Date 10-Jul-2014
|Face to face teaching
07-Jul-2014 to 18-Jul-2014
||Professor Stephen Williams
||Professor Stephen Williams, <Person not found>, <Person not found>, Professor Darren Crayn, Assoc. Professor Susan Laurance, <Person not found>, Professor Morgan Pratchett.
- 20 hours lectures
- 18 hours workshops/Seminars
- 24 hours fieldwork
||end of semester exam (50%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); assignments (30%).
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