Biodiversity and Conservation Management

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

College of Life and Environmental Sciences


Code 19137

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 1

Pre-requisite modules 03 18182 Ecological Systems

Module description

The module applies ecological theory to the global threats to biodiversity, the likely consequences of biodiversity loss for ecosystem functioning, and habitat management and conservation decision-making processes. Major concepts discussed will include habitat fragmentation, the difficulties inherent in the conservation of small populations, and the establishment, design and management of protected areas. We use a number of case studies to examine ways in which management has been successfully implemented.

Teaching and learning methods

A combination of lectures, half day field visit, workshops and seminars