Mediterranean Ecology and Behaviour Field Course (C7142)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

You'll visit an ecological site in the Mediterranean and carry out field work.

The Mediterranean phylogeographic region includes a diversity of habitats that contrast markedly with those found in the UK, and contain very different flora and fauna.

Experience of a variety of environments is essential for a good understanding of the ecology of biodiversity and the selection forces driving its evolution.

Experience of carrying out research in novel environments is also an essential part of learning to be a field biologist or ecologist.

On completion of this module, you should be able to design and carry out simple ecological or behavioural field research projects, using the flora or fauna of a Mediterranean field site as your study system.

You'll develop research proposals, conduct field work, analyse your data, and present your findings both in written form and in the form of a research seminar. 

Teaching

0%: Practical (Fieldwork)

Assessment

100%: Coursework (Presentation, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 100 hours of contact time and 50 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2018/19. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: