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EK5511: CATCHMENT MANAGEMENT (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

Field visits to examine river systems and forested catchments provide context and opportunities to discuss a diverse set of environmental management problems with professionals working in the field.

Practical sessions provide structured activities focused on the identification of freshwater invertebrates and applications of GIS approaches for analysing data to support catchment management planning.

You apply theoretical and practical knowledge to a case study, demonstrating your capacity to evaluate site specific data and to interpret relevant legislation and regulation.

Working individually and with a group you will write and present a management plan for a location of your choosing.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Vasilis Louca

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Catchment
management aims to provide a framework for identifying and analysing the major
environmental, social, economic, cultural and land-use changes impacting
catchment and whole ecosystem areas. It will also examine relevant national and
international legislation. This course will also use a series of case studies
to highlight the specific concepts and applications and students will be
exposed to a number of ecosystem management activities in practice across the
whole of N-E Scotland.   Topics covered in the course will include:
 physical and chemical characteristics of freshwater and river systems;
the role of forests and forest management in soil conservation and catchment
management; hydrological models and their applications; GIS applications to
ecosystem management; legislation relating to catchment and ecosystem
conservation and management; and, management applications: afforestation,
constructed wetlands and dam removal.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Computer Practical during University weeks 26 - 27
  • 2 Computer Practicals during University weeks 28 - 30
  • 1 Field Course during University weeks 25 - 29
  • 1 Science Laboratory during University week25
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 25 - 27
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 28 - 30

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Management Plan

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