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UEA-308 Ecological Survey Methods

Period P3c - University of East Anglia at Norwich, EnglandYear 2
UEA-308Ecological Survey Methods6 ECTSPeriod P3cUEA
Objectives:This is a practical module spanning the autumn semester and half of the spring semester. It covers a wide variety of methods for surveying and censussing plants, animals, and habitats. It includes a comparison of methods and use of statistics. The lectures and workshops will cover: reasons for censussing, assumptions of sampling techniques, mark-release-recapture, distance sampling and other techniques for monitoring different taxa and habitats, diagnosing declines, and project planning.

Outcomes:To introduce students to the principles and practicalities of survey techniques for a range of taxa and habitats. To develop skills in planning of ecological surveys. To teach students how to critically evaluate the reliability of published surveys and reports.
ElectiveTaught in ENMixed
EvaluationWorkload : 120 hours
Written ExamLecture36
Oral ExamSeminar
Report50%Practice
Paper50%Total36h
DefenceFieldNo