The module will provide an extended opportunity to learn and implement ecological fieldwork, and in the process, gain relevant research and employability skills for the sector
|Autumn Term 2021-22
The module will provide an extended opportunity to learn and implement ecological fieldwork, and in the process, gain relevant research and employability skills for the sector. Based for three weeks in the UK, the majority of the module is focussed on designing and implementing individual field projects that test ecological theory. Formal teaching on site will be limited to the first few days, covering modern understanding of the ecological processes that shape typical managed habitats, during which time students will be assisted in developing project ideas. The next two weeks will be focussed on gathering data for individual projects, with occasional lectures and discussions of papers with visiting researchers and conservationists focussed on developing a practical insight into ecology, land management and conservation. During the autumn term, three supported learning sessions will provide individual support to data analysis and project writing, and a final opportunity to discuss wider literature in the context of individual projects.
1. Design and undertake individual field work to address ecological questions
2. Access and evaluate literature pertaining to ecology and conservation in a UK environment.
3. Demonstrate appropriate selection and use of statistical and analysis frameworks for ecological datasets.
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Marks for open assessments will be made available to you and your supervisor via e:vision. Individual comments will be added to your script and/or on separate summary feedback document. Histograms of module marks will be posted on the notice boards outside the Biology Student Services office. You should take the opportunity to discuss your marks and feedback with your supervisor.
During the teaching of the module you will receive feedback that may be at a whole class or individual level. Forms of feedback may include: model answers and discussion of workshop questions, summaries of performance in practicals, VLE-based quizzes, individual spoken comments during workshops, individual written comments on formative work.
These are available through the VLE module site.