Conservation Biology I
Module code: C1148
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Seminar, Lecture, Class
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination
After an introduction to the major threats to global biodiversity, you'll explore a series of broad conservation themes.
The first half of the module will focus on the species level, exploring:
- some of the particular threats faced
- why species become rare and endangered
- what measures can be taken to halt or reverse population declines
- how populations of threatened species can be restored.
The module then adopts a habitat and ecosystem focus, working up from a consideration of specific habitats and their management to a landscape approach and exploring methods for repairing damaged habitats and ecosystems.
Module learning outcomes
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the biological principles behind the conservation of species and habitats, including the main threats to their survival and how to minimise those threats
- Identify and assess different approaches and methods for the conservation and restoration of populations and habitats
- Integrate, review and critically assess material from primary and secondary literature sources and present that information in a clear and logical manner
- Integrate, review and critically assess material from primary and secondary literature sources