School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Climate Change and Conservation Challenges

Module code: BIO343

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Monday 11 am - 1 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 8: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 2: Weeks 4: Monday 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5: Monday 1 pm - 4 pm

Contact: Dr Ozge Eyice-Broadbent
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will consist of lectures, group discussions, lab and computer-based practical sessions. These will cover aspects of climate change, ecosystem services and sustainability, impact of global warming on the ecosystems at different levels and the role of human activities. The students will also learn about the global conservation challenges such as deforestation and habitat fragmentation and modelling simulations in adaptation to climate change. Work will be both theoretical and practical, with emphasis on current research questions in global ecosystem conservation and methodologies in the primary literature.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 15.0% Coursework, 15.0% Practical
Level: 6