Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 20:26
The field course will be non-residential, based around Aberdeen and involved day trips to local sites. Students will learn about and practice a range of approaches and techniques used by ecological consultants and those working for conservation organisations to assess vegetation quality, presence/absence of various animal species and estimates of population size. Techniques will include: Phase 1 Habitat Survey (plants), bird identification and census techniques, terrestrial invertebrate sampling, surveys of mammal populations (e.g. bats, badgers, otters, red squirrels), freshwater macro-invertebrate sampling and camera trapping.
Please note this course will take place during Welcome Week.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
The field course will comprise six days in the field. The timetable will be finalised depending on expertise available, and may vary slightly from this breakdown of time.
It will start on Thursday 31st August, and run through to the evening of Thursday 7th September. This includes the weekend and some evening sessions.
There are no associated costs
This course is available only to students on programmes run through the School of Biological Sciences.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Field notebook (50%) and 1000-word report (50%).
Resit: Similar to 1st Attempt, with pass marks carried forward and an opportunity to resit either the field notebook or the report or both, depending on what was failed in the first attempt.
No specific formative assessments will be included, however, feedback will be provided on the quality of the entries in the field notebooks during the first couple of days to ensure students are on track.
Informal verbal feedback will be provided throughout the learning activities in relation to technique and performance.