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Conservation planning and monitoring 808


 
Module code ZEN 808
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Biodiversity survey techniques; data and information management; data assessment; principles of data extrapolation; inventories; biodiversity risk assessment (PHVA, small and declining population paradigms, prioritisation); principles of reserve selection; surrogacy; reserve design; integrated land-use planning.
Landscape theories and models (hierarchy, percolation, metapopulation, source-sink); scaling patterns and processes across landscapes (patches, corridors, mosaics and flows); emerging patterns and processes; principles of landscape dynamics; principles of landscape conservation, management and design (transformation, fragmentation); methods in landscape ecology (numerical and spatial data processing, fractal geometry approach, GIS, remote sensing, GPS, spatially explicit population models).
Skills: GradSect, Access, Excel, Visual Basic, GIS (Arc View) reserve selection algorithms.

Module credits 15.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 4 discussion classes per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Academic organisation Zoology and Entomology
Period of presentation Year

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