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EK5001: Personal Research Developmennt

0 credits
Level 5
First Sub Session

EK5002: Personal Research Development

10 credits
Level 5
First Sub Session

EK5404: Responding to Global Change

7.5 credits
Level 5
First Sub Session

EK5405: Molecular Ecological Techniques

  • This course will review the contribution of molecular genetics to individual, population and species level studies in ecological and conservation based science.
  • The course will provide experience of a range of techniques currently utilised in molecular ecology.
  • By the end of this course, you will appreciate emerging novel approaches in molecular ecology and evolution.
7.5 credits
Level 5
First Sub Session

EK5506: Ecology and Society

 

  • Six themes that reflect current theory and practice in the interface between ecology and society are explored through structured in-class activities that challenge you to consider problems and evidence from different perspectives. 

  • Guest lecturers from anthropology, human geography and philosophy increase your capacity for self-reflection and awareness of ethical and moral issues embedded in problems that are often framed as ecological. 

  • Four short discussion essays are required; you will get detailed feedback for improving your writing skills. 

  • Weekly student-led discussions allow you to develop your capacity for attentive exchange, informed argument and reasoning, and skills in facilitating discussion.

15 credits
Level 5
Second Sub Session

EK5508: Personal Research Development

10 credits
Level 5
Second Sub Session

EK5702: Applied Ecological Modelling

7.5 credits
Level 5
Second Sub Session

EK5703: Freshwater Ecology

The course provides the students with the basic theoretical knowledge necessary in the study of freshwater ecosystems and encourages them to reflect on a range of issues related to the study and conservation of freshwater aquatic habitats. Students will get practical experience in collecting and identifying freshwater invertebrates. Lectures and reading material will be provided in advance of lectures and lecture time will be utilised for discussion, group work and problem solving. The course will give students valuable experience in developing and writing a habitat management plan.

7.5 credits
Level 5
Second Sub Session

EK5803: Ecological Field Research Methods (Black Isle Field Course)

7.5 credits
Level 5
Second Sub Session

EK5804: Environmental Impact Assessment

15 credits
Level 5
Second Sub Session

EK5903: Controlled Environment Research Project

22.5 credits
Level 5
Second Sub Session

EK5905: Research Project Planning

  • Enables students to identify the rationale, questions, methods and logistics associated with their summer research projects;
  • Time-tabling is unstructured to allow students the flexibility to meet with their supervisory team, undertake preliminary analyses and arrange logistics;
  • Assessment designed to capture the key aims and methods of the project, and this work can be used as the basis of the main introductory chapter in the final thesis.
7.5 credits
Level 5
Second Sub Session

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