Marine Ecosystems - ENV00027M

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  • Department: Environment and Geography
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Julie Hawkins
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20

Module aims

This module will:

  • Provide a basic introduction to a variety of different marine ecosystems, in which geographic distribution, key species and habitats, and important ecosystem processes and services will be discussed for each
  • Highlight the effects of human impacts, both now and in the past and detail the options for dealing with these problems

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module students will:

  • Have knowledge and understanding about important marine ecosystems and processes
  • Appreciate historical impacts of past human activities on marine ecosystems

Be aware of how different ecosystems are currently threatened by humans and what options exist for dealing with these problems

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay 3000 words
N/A 50
University - closed examination
Marine Ecosystems
2 hours 50

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay 3000 words
N/A 50
University - closed examination
Marine Ecosystems
2 hours 50

Module feedback

A short, pre-submission one page essay draft will be commented on by the lecturer in the Autumn Term.

Indicative reading

Provided to students through the VLE.



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