Conservation Management Planning
Rhedir gan School of Natural Sciences
20.000 Credyd neu 10.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Mr Ian Harris
Students will gain an understanding of the conservation management planning process, nationally and internationally. The module assessment allows students to apply knowledge gained to formulate the essential components (feature description; quantifiable conservation objective and performance indicators) of a Conservation Management System (CMS) plan, on an individual basis, for a protected area.
The module contains a range of topics relevant to conservation management planning generally including: planning principles and evaluation; recreation; archaeological resource management. Management planning for protected sites; local, UK, European and international designations; the CMS planning system; monitoring techniques (Common Standards Monitoring); Use of desktop Geographical Information System (ArcGIS Pro). Risk assessment.
The module provides an opportunity to observe the planning approaches adopted by statutory bodies responsible for the management of protected sites. The quantification of site habitats with respect to the European Habitat classification and GB National Vegetation communities.
The document is logically structured and includes appropriate evaluation sections. Habitat components are missing. The technical parts of the document are described coherently but without synthesis of favourable conservation status to the feature. There are some errors in the setting of quantifiable objectives. Performance indicators for particular habitat components are missing or poorly defined. Factors affecting the management of the feature are included but some are poorly evaluated or missing. The conceptual model of the feature has missing components or errors in defining the factors. The standard of presentation is acceptable, with limited use of maps derived from the datasets provided. Risk massessment contains some omissions.
The document is logically structured and includes appropriate evaluation. The full range of habitat components are present. The technical parts of the document are described coherently with favourable conservation status applied in defining a vision of the feature. The quantifiable objectives are appropriate. Performance indicators are complete and adequately defined. Factors affecting the management of the feature are complete and appropriately evaluated. The conceptual model of the feature is coherent, without omissions of primary or secondary factors. The standard of presentation is good, including mapping derived from the datasets provided. The risk assessment is complete and appropriate.
The document is logically structured with the full range of habitat components present. The technical parts of the document show evidence of synthesis with favourable conservation status applied in defining a vision of the feature. The quantifiable objectives are concisely outlined. Performance indicators are complete and appropriately defined. Factors affecting the management of the feature are concisely defined with evidence of critical evaluation and application. The conceptual model of the feature is complete with primary and secondary factors appropriately defined.The standard of presentation is high, including mapping derived from spatial datasets with appropriate cartographic conventions applied. The risk assessment is succinct and complete.
Be able to describe a major habitat feature at a high level of definition.
Demonstrate an ability to prepare a conservation objective with a favourable conservation status vision and performance indicators for the habitat feature components.
Be able to identify relevant factors, which affect a habitat feature and their relationship with the main management activities.
Demonstrate competence in the production of cartographic output using a desktop geographical information system.
Competence in writing a site risk assessment.
|CMS planning components||100.00|
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
Lectures: 9 x 3 hours; 2 x 1 hours;
Private and guided self-study
|Practical classes and workshops||
Computer practicals: 3x2 hour sessions
Site visits: 1 x 8 hours and 2 x 4 hours
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Ymwybyddiaeth o ddiogelwch - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch amgylchedd a hyder o ran cadw at reoliadau iechyd a diogelwch
- Rheloaeth - Gallu defnyddio, cydlynu a rheoli adnoddau (dynol, ffisegol ac/neu ariannol)
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- Recognize and apply appropriate theories and concepts from a range of disciplines.
- Consider issues from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives.
- Apply subject knowledge to the understanding and addressing of problems.
- Awareness of the concepts of spatial and temporal scale in understanding processes and relationships.
- Appreciation of the reciprocal nature of human-environmental relationships.
- Apply appropriate techniques for presenting spatial and/or temporal trends in data.
- Preparation of effective maps, diagrams and visualizations.
- Engage in debate and/or discussion with specialists and non-specialists using appropriate language.
- Undertake field and/or laboratory studies of living systems.
- Understand the provisional nature of information and appreciate competing and alternative explanations.
- Recognize the moral, ethical and social issues relating to the subject.
- Demonstrate awareness of the importance of risk assessment and relevant legislation
Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr
Students taking this module are required to use specialist software, for which appropriate support and guidance will be provided.
Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/dxx-4013.html
Cyrsiau sy’n cynnwys y modiwl hwn
Gorfodol mewn cyrsiau:
- D9AN: MSc Conservation and Land Management year 1 (MSC/CLM)
- D9AZ: MSc Conservation and Land Management (TRANSFOR-M exch prog) year 1 (MSC/CLMTFM)