Level of study Third/Final year
Credit value 20
Pre-requisite modules 03 18182 Ecological Systems
The module will consider the sustainability of urban biodiversity in the UK. Emphasis will be placed upon the potential importance of urban habitats, their uniqueness and the application of appropriate ecological theories to urban areas. It will be argued that to understand fully the complexities of urban environments one needs to utilise results from both the natural and social sciences. Topics addressed will include the following: green corridors, metapopulations and gradient theory; system disturbance, monitoring and recovery; sampling; habitat restoration; sustainability.
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, field day and small group workshops