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SS5806: LAND USE AND THE CHANGING ENVIRONMENT ON DEESIDE (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 17:54


Course Overview

An introduction to landscape and associated conflicts by using the Cairngorm National Park as the setting. Visits to sporting estates, forests (plantation and semi-natural), farms, river management, ski centres and national nature reserves are used to exemplify the complex relationships between semi-natural and management environments and the people that occupy and use them.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Graeme Paton
  • Dr Gareth Norton

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course considers not just the current and past land-uses on Deeside but also places this in the context of future changes as a consequence of environmental changes and economics. The course also addresses the impact of the National Park in local, national and international context.

Associated Costs

None

Further Information & Notes

This is a four day residential field course.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MRes Environmental Science
  • MRes Soil Science
  • MSc Environmental Science
  • MSc Soil Science

Contact Teaching Time

Sorry, we don't have that information available.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

There are two assessments for this course. The first is a numerical mapping exercise on land capability (25%) and the second assessment is an essay (75%).

Formative Assessment

This will be in the form of discussion groups.

Feedback

Written feedback will be given on MyAberdeen.

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