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BI2904: COASTAL BIODIVERSITY (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

Residential field course designed to provide you with training in field identification and sampling techniques in Cromarty or Millport.

Group based project work provides skills in team working, data collection, analysis and presentation.

Hard work throughout the days is rewarded through the development of deep understanding and the enjoyment of spending time with peers and staff. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Stuart Piertney

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

  • Programme Level 2
  • One of BSc Biology or BSc Conservation Biology or BSc Zoology or BSc Marine Biology or BSc Animal Behaviour or BSc Ecology

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?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

Includes training in the identification of animals and the methods needed to assess their population densities. Also includes group work, in which students choose an area of study and carry out a semi-independent project, including the collection of data, appropriate analysis and then reporting to the other course members on their findings. In the course of the field work, students will be helped to appreciate the interaction between the organisms and their habitat and the general features of the environment are also studied.

There will be two versions of this course, one in Cromarty and one in Millport, Isle of Cumbrae.

Further Information & Notes

Please note that places are limited and, due to health and safety regulations, the School reserves the right to move students onto another field course when capacity is reached. 

Dates for Cromarty course - Sun 19th May - Fri 24th May 2019.

Dates for Millport course - Mon 20th May - Sun 26th May 2019.

 

Costs: £200. Deposit (inc): £50

 

Deposits are normally non-refundable. The cases where deposits are likely to be refunded are as

follows:

1) where there is good cause for student withdrawing from a field course, good cause is

determined by DoT or nominated person;

2) where the withdrawal has not resulted in a gap because a different student has enrolled

to take that place; and,

3) when the student withdraws from the course in good time and before the end of the

first semester.

Full payments are also normally non-refundable. The cases where full refunds may be made are

similar to points 1 and 2 above.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

56 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

Presentation and short report (50%), Assessment of performance during hte course work (50%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

There is frequent feedback during the course and also specific feedback provided on the report/presentation.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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