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Introduction to techniques used in environmental and ecological modelling.
Main course materials in two parts; model development and model evaluation.
Hands on practice in model development and evaluation in two 4 hour computer classes.
Guest lectures from people using modelling in research in a range of different areas in biology.
Course assessment is based on the write up of the two practical sessions and a final course essay on a modelling topic selected by each student.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)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: In-course assessment (100%). In-course assessment is based on two computer practicals (30% each) and a 1000 word essay (40%). Resit: Resubmission of failed individual elements of continuous assessment.
A strong emphasis will be made throughout the course on informal verbal feedback during discussion and practical sessions.