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Introduction to techniques used in environmental and ecological modelling.
Main course materials are in four parts; model development, model construction, model evaluation and communicating modelling issues.
Hands-on practice is gained in model development and evaluation in two 4 hour computer classes.
Course assessment is based on the write up of the two computer sessions (30% each), and additional exercises on model construction and communication (20% each).
The course provides students with the key skills required for environmental and ecological modelling.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The course consists of 5 weeks of lectures with each component of the work assessed by different methods. The two main topics are model development and model evaluation, with the theme of communication with society woven throughout. The course includes 10 lectures, 2 computer classes, 1 essay and a practical exercise.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
Continuous assessment from write-up of 2 computer assignments, 1 essay and 1 practical exercises
Resit: Retake following year
Comments provided on assessed assignments.