Landscape and Urban Ecology

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

College of Life and Environmental Sciences


Code 19134

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 2

Pre-requisite modules 03 18182 Ecological Systems

Module description

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