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‘Mediterranean’ ecosystems have unique characteristics, with many endemic species.
This is a 9-day field course in Catalonia, Spain, during Weeks 39, 40 (part of the Easter vacation). Cost, excluding flights, is likely to be around £480.
You will use rapid ecosystem assessment (REA) to generate questions and answers about some important Mediterranean ecosystems. You will talk with locally-based biologists and environmental scientists.
The course will help you learn skills in REA, which will allow you to develop a fast, detailed understanding of unfamiliar ecosystems and their species.
Assessment is a group presentation (20%) and individual report (80%).
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Coursework assessments 1. Mini-research project in specialist area (80%) 2. Presentation of mini-research project in specialist area (20%) Resit: None
A strong emphasis will be made throughout the course on informal verbal feedback during activities and discussions in the field. Formative assessment will be provided during the planning exercises related to the mini-projects.