APS348 The Ecology of Landscapes
|Teaching Staff||Professor Philip Warren|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Philip Warren|
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