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Ecology and Wildlife Conservation

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Course Features

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Duration

2 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Available on

Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Beginner

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Effort

2 hours per week

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Teaching Type

Self Paced

Course Description

This course will teach you how conservation biologists and the study ecosystems can contribute to conserving biodiversity around the globe. This course will examine the effects of wind farms on seabird populations and explain how advanced techniques can be used for studying different populations.

Week 2 will be about ecosystems and the effects of human activity on them. Case studies will be used to examine the causes of the decline in honeybees around the globe. You will also study tropical fish species to learn how climate change affects coral reefs.

Course Overview

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Case Based Learning

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Instructor-Moderated Discussions

Skills You Will Gain

What You Will Learn

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Identify, through research, the key threats faced by seabirds, pollinators, and coral reefs

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Explore the impact of global environmental change on two key species and two key ecosystems

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Evaluate real data taken from a field study to investigate the conservation of a group of animals or plants

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Investigate the advanced techniques and technology which are used to study and conserve biodiversity by conservation scientists

Target Students

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The course is for anyone with a general interest in ecology and wildlife conservation but it will be particularly useful for students at high school who want to study conservation biology, zoology or biology at university level

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The course is part of the Going to University collection and completing it can help improve your university application by broadening your understanding of wildlife conservation and developing your independent learning skills

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The course can also be used as a teachers-classroom enrichment resource

Course Instructors

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Christopher Hassall

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I am an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Leeds, specialising in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

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