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BI 1509
ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Professor Pete Smith & Mrs C Dennis

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

The content includes topics in Ecology: (Biodiversity, Ecological Resources, Population Ecology, Community Ecology, Ecosystem Functioning) and topics in Environmental Science: (Ecosystems and Environment, The Atmosphere and the Oceans, Land Use and the Global Environment, Global Environmental Change - including Climate Change, GMOs, Acid Deposition, Ozone Depletion, Biodegradation of Crude Oils, - Waste Management and the Environment).

Twelve-week course in second half-session. Three 1-h lectures per week and one 3-h laboratory practical every second week (but only five practicals in total; some practicals are tutorial-based). Total contact hours: 36 lectures and five practicals; in total, 51 hours.

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour MCQ exam (60%) and in-course assessment (40%).

To pass this course, a pass must be achieved in both the theory exam and the in-course assessment.

Resit: 1 two-hour MCQ exam in the same format as the main exam. The resit paper may contain questions pertaining to both the practical and lecture components of the course.