Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
The field course will be non-residential, based around Aberdeen and involve day trips to local sites. Students will learn about and practice a range of approaches and techniques used by ecological consultants and those working for conservation organisations to assess vegetation quality, presence/absence of various animal species and estimates of population size. Techniques will include: Phase 1 Habitat Survey (plants), bird identification and census techniques, , surveys of mammal populations (e.g. bats, badgers, otters, red squirrels), freshwater macro-invertebrate sampling and camera trapping.
This course will take place in the third week of May after exams have been completed, dates TBC.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
The field course will comprise six days in the field. It will include a weekend and some evenings. The timetable will be finalised depending on expertise available, and may vary slightly from this breakdown of time.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Field notebook (10%) and 2000-word report (90%).
Resit: Similar to 1st Attempt, with pass marks carried forward and an opportunity to resubmit either the field notebook or the report or both, depending on what was failed in the first attempt.
No specific formative assessments will be included, however, feedback will be provided on the quality of the entries in the field notebooks during the first couple of days to ensure students are on track.
Feedback will be provided on the quality of the entries in the field notebooks during the first couple of days to ensure students are on track.