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Postgraduate Course: Tropical Biodiversity Field Course (PGBI11046)

Course Outline
School School of Biological Sciences College College of Science and Engineering
Course type Standard Availability Not available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits 10
Home subject area Postgraduate Other subject area None
Course website None Taught in Gaelic? No
Course description The Tropical Biodiversity Field Course is a unique opportunity for students to be confronted with totally unfamiliar plants and vegetation, providing a valuable educational and vocational experience widening opportunities for subsequent employment. The opportunity is provided to undertake qualitative and quantitative ecological surveys and gain experience in botanical collecting. The current field course in Belize allows students to study the ecology and flora of central America and develop familiarity with important neotropical plant families and genera and their natural habitats.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs 800
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2010/11 Block 3 (Sem 2), Not available to visiting students (SS1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
No Classes have been defined for this Course
First Class First class information not currently available
Additional information The field course is scheduled for two weeks in mid-March, in the week immediately following the end of Block 4 lectures.
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Training in fieldwork methods will be given appropriate for work in unfamiliar territory where a pragmatic approach needs to be taken in setting and achieving scientific objectives. This experience is common to most botanical field research.

A range of different field sites are selected to illustrate different floras and the methods of working appropriate to each (e.g. savannah vegetation and dry tropical forest).

A visit to the Belize National Botanic Garden is included in the trip.
Assessment Information
The field course will be assessed continuously throughout the trip, as well as by the examination of a field record book and the student's collections of herbarium specimens.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
Keywords Not entered
Contacts
Course organiser Dr Chris Jeffree
Tel: (0131 6)50 5554
Email: C.Jeffree@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary Mrs Carolyn Wilson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8651
Email: Carolyn.Wilson@ed.ac.uk
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