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Undergraduate Ecology 2023-2024


15 credits

Level 3

First Sub Session

This course aims to primarily introduce the basic ecological theory and mathematical modelling approaches required to study the dynamics of animal populations, especially those populations which are managed for conservation or sustainable exploitation.


15 credits

Level 3

Second Sub Session

The field course is non-residential and involves day trips from Aberdeen to local sites. You will learn about and practice a range of methodologies, approaches and techniques used by ecological consultants and people working for conservation organisations to determine the presence/absence of various animal species, estimates of population size and mapping vegetation. Techniques will include; Habitat Survey (plants; Phase 1 / UKHab), creating a habitat map using GIS, bird identification and census techniques, freshwater invertebrate sampling, surveys of mammal populations (e.g. bats, badgers, otters, red squirrels) and camera trapping. 

 Dates for 2023/2024 are 13/05/2024 to 24/05/2024

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