Module Details

BS702-7-AP-CO: Natural Resources

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Year: 2017/18
Department: Biological Sciences (School of)
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No

Supervisor: Dr Rachel Bragg
Teaching Staff: Dr Zareen Bharucha, Prof Ian Colbeck, Dr Stuart Bunting, Dr Rachel Bragg, Prof Karen Hulme
Contact details: School Graduate Office, email: bsgradtaught (Non essex users should add to create a full email address)

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

Lecture 1 The atmosphere, its composition and physical characteristics
Lecture 2 Air pollution and health
Lecture 3 Introduction to ecological sciences
Lecture 4 Agriculture and conservation
Lecture 5 Sustainable Watershed Management
Lecture 6 Aquaculture
Lecture 7 Motivating sustainable behaviour
Lecture 8 Ecosystem Connectivity
Lecture 9 Overfishing

Learning Outcomes:
To pass this module students will need to be able to:
1. demonstrate sufficient knowledge and information of ecology to be able to contribute critically to a multidisciplinary view of environmental questions;
2. discuss why it is necessary for managers of natural resources to have an understanding of ecological theory and principles and their application within the environment;
3. understand the role of environmental science in the production of management plans, and applied management of natural resources;
4. show an understanding of the term, and discuss the need for, natural resource management.

Learning and Teaching Methods

9 x 2hr seminars


100 per cent Coursework Mark


3,500 word essay


  • See course handbook and Moodle page
  • Lecturers give this information in the seminars

Further information