APS348 The Ecology of Landscapes

Level 3
Semester 1B
Credits 10
Teaching Staff Professor Philip Warren
Co-ordinator Professor Philip Warren

Description

The course will introduce the history of, and conceptual framework for, thinking about ecological processes at the landscape scale, examine the application of ecological ideas to landscape processes and problems, and discuss examples of the application of landscape ecology to the management of ecosystem services.

Aims and Objectives

This course will provide (i) an introduction to the key concepts and ideas of landscape ecology, (ii) an introduction to the key techniques for analysing landscape data, (iii) examples of the application of landscape scale thinking to applied environmental problems.
By the end of the module, a student should be able to demonstrate:
• An understanding of the types of ecological processes important at the landscape scale, and their consequences
• An appreciation of the role of historic landscape use and structure for current community and ecosystem structure and function
• A facility with the basic manipulation and analysis of landscape data
• An appreciation of the use that can be made of landscape thinking in applied environmental management

DELIVERY METHOD:  Lectures and Lab Sessions

STUDENT CONTACT HOURS: 28

ASSESSMENT METHOD: Examination

ASSESSMENT WEIGHTING: 100% Examination

TURNITIN SUBMISSION: None

FEEDBACK: Students can also receive feedback on performance in examinations by arranging a meeting with their personal tutor at the start of the following Semester.

For more information on APS348, please see MOLE