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EV4803: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

Students examine why and how management plans are created for conservation and other sites. Field work in a multiple use site is followed by data analysis, practical tasks and writing which all provide the training required to construct a management plan.

Structured practical sessions provide experience with spreadsheets, ArcGIS and other technical software, and increase your confidence in data handling and analysis.

The main assignment in the form of a management plan allows you to demonstrate your skills aimed at a professional standard.

The mixture of science and management offers you a unique range of skills required by employers.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Louise Page

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

  • One of EK3301 Applied Forest Ecology (Passed) or EK3801 Applied Forest Ecology (Passed) or EV3301 Timber Harvesting and Measurement (Passed) or FY3304 Silviculture (Passed)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of BSc Biology or BSc Conservation Biology or BSc Zoology or BSc Animal Ecology or BSc Marine Biology or BSc Animal Behaviour or BSc Behavioural Biology or MSci Biological Sciences or BSc Biological Sciences (Honours) or BSc Plant and Soil Sciences or Bachelor Of Science In Environmental And Forest Management or BSc Ecology or BSc Wildlife Management or BSc Forestry or BSc Forest Sciences or BSc Environmental Science
  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

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

Environmental management plans define the objectives of management for a site and set out a programme of activities for a fixed period of time, usually five years, sometimes also setting out a broad long term vision for the site. Fieldwork will be conducted at a local site where you will collect a variety of biological and physical data relevant to the management goals for your plan. With structured support in the classroom, you will set long and short term management objectives, prepare a description of the site, analyse past management practices, develop a planning structure, set out management prescriptions to be adopted, prepare prescriptions for environment, protection, recreation and production (where relevant) and set out a financial forecast for the plan period.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Computer Practicals during University weeks 33 - 35
  • 1 Field Course during University weeks 31 - 32
  • 2 Tutorials during University weeks 31 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Students will receive informal, verbal feedback in the field and during practical sessions. They will receive individual written feedback on summative assessments.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed elements

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Learning Outcomes
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