Undergraduate Course: Biological Sciences (Ecology) Field Course (ECLG10007)
|School||School of Biological Sciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This is a one week residential field course based in the Tramuntana mountains of Mallorca. The learning objective is to broaden the experience of students by introducing them to a completely new range of habitat types in the Mediterranean region which will contrast and complement their previous field studies in Scotland. The location of the field course allows for studies of the flora and fauna of limestone mountain systems, evergreen oak forests, garrigue and maquis, and coastal wetlands and sand dunes. It also affords the opportunity to visit important European Union conservation sites and projects supported by the very active local conservation group in Mallorca.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Air Fare of approximately £175
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Block 1 (Sem 1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Fieldwork Hours 30,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% Practical Report of the Project conducted during the field course
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Field identification skills.
- Knowledge of the ecological attributes of range of habitat types in the Mediterranean region .
- Design conduct and analysis of field based ecological investigations.
- Appreciation of practical ecological management in the Mediterranean region.
- Core skills in presentation and reporting of research projects.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Field identification of plants and animals
Project report writing
|Course organiser||Dr Matthew Bell
Tel: (0131 6) 50 5496
|Course secretary||Miss Rachel Law
Tel: (0131 6)51 3689
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