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BI25F2: COASTAL BIODIVERSITY (2022-2023)

Last modified: 25 Oct 2022 14:10


Course Overview

This is a residential field course that uses the University of Aberdeen Lighthouse Field Station up in Cromarty to introduce a range of terrestrial, coastal and marine habitats, and the techniques that are being used to student and manage the diverse species in these ecosystems. The field course explores how natural and anthropogenic environmental change can influence different coastal ecosystems, provide an insight into how scientific research and long-term monitoring underpins our understanding and management of biodiversity.

Dates for 2022/2023 are TBC  

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor S.B. Piertney
  • Dr A Douglas

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

  • One of BSc Biology or BSc Conservation Biology or BSc Zoology or BSc Marine Biology or BSc Animal Behaviour or BSc Biological Sciences (Honours) or BSc Ecology
  • Either Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3

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 and monitoring of marine invertebrates, marine mammals, terrestrial small mammals, bats and seabirds. Fieldwork includes time spent on different marine habitats and at sea and includes a range of formative, summative, qualitative and quantitative exercises carried out either independently or as part of a team. 

 

Associated Costs

DescriptionValue
Associated cost. GBP 200.00

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 6 Field Courses during University week42

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Contribution to course

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

There is frequent feedback during the course and also specific feedback provided on written work.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Field notebook

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

There is frequent feedback during the course and also specific feedback provided on written work.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Group activity

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

There is frequent feedback during the course and also specific feedback provided on written work.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstand• Understand the range of different approaches that can be used to monitor and measure biodiversity in marine, coastal and terrestrial habitats
ProceduralApplyto develop skills for assessing species, community and ecosystem identification and characterisation
ConceptualApplyRecognise the roles of the different organisations responsible for the management and conservation of different habitats and species around Scotland
ProceduralApplyto develop observational and recording skills for organisms in a variety of coastal habitats

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