Fieldwork is an attractive option for students on our Biology and Zoology programmes, taking learning out of the lecture theatre and into the real world.
From filming leopards in South Africa to scouting for snails in Somerset, our residential field trips will equip you with a range of practical skills as well as being an unforgettable experience.
This module covers the essentials and fundamental concepts of population and community ecology as well as applied issues such as conservation. There is a one-week residential field course at Nettlecombe (Somerset) Field Centre, where students study organisms in their natural environments, rather than in the laboratory.
In this module students obtain knowledge of ecological practice and undertake fieldwork in Croatia, learning how to integrate theory with empirical observations and data collection. Students gain practical experience in the field and also observe researchers collecting scientific data for both terrestrial and freshwater aquatic ecosystems.
The module is taught over 12 days as a field course based at Wits Rural Facility, South Africa. Topics covered in the module include the characteristics of savannah ecosystems, adaptations in tropical plants, conservation of small populations, wildlife management, hunting and conservation and human-wildlife conflict.