Modiwl BSX-3152:
Life in Wetlands

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Natural Sciences

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 2

Trefnydd: Dr Christian Dunn

Amcanion cyffredinol

The aim of this module is to give students a solid understanding in various aspects of wetland science. From zoological adaptations, to using wetlands to treat polluted waters; and from wetland conservation to reintroducing beavers to help fight climate change. The purpose of this module is to help students gain the skills and confidence they need to work in the growing field of wetland science, conservation and management. A series of practical workshops and assessments are therefore run, alongside lectures and fieldtrips, to help students achieve this.

Resource Implications of Proposal and Proposed Solutions: Wetlands. 2007. Mitsch W. and Gosselink J. Wiley and Sons. Wetland Ecology: Principles and Conservation. 2010. Keddy P. Cambridge University Press. Wetland Ecosystems. 2009. Mitsch W., Gosselink J., Zhang L. and Anderson C. Wiley and Sons.

Specific Resource Implications for Students: A pair of waterproof boots and waterproof clothing.

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Wetland determination and delineation will be covered in detail, along with global wetland classifications. The wildlife of wetlands, with particular emphasis on animal species, will be a key part in many of the lectures and sessions. This area will also include specific zoological adaptations to cope with the stresses created by wetland conditions. Crucial wetland-biogeochemical cycles will be explained and the importance of wetlands, in terms of the ecosystem services they provide will be covered in-depth.

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A good student should have thorough factual knowledge across all aspects of the module, and be able to name examples where appropriate. Written answers should demonstrate an ability to think about the subject and to synthesise lecture material and some information from background reading. Practical reports should display a good level of understanding of data, analysis, interpretation and presentation

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An excellent student should have a high levels of detailed factual knowledge across all aspects of the module, and be able to detail examples where appropriate. Written answers should demonstrate an ability to think critically about the subject and to synthesise lecture material and information from extensive background reading. Practical reports should display a high level of critical understanding of data, analysis, interpretation and presentation

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A threshold student should have a basic knowledge of the essential facts and key concepts presented in the module. Written answers should demonstrate an ability to organise relevant lecture material into a coherent argument. Practical reports should demonstrate a basic ability to analyse data and interpret and present results

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Be able to communicate aspects of wetland science to different audiences (3.8, 3.10, 5.7)

  2. Be able to understand key wetland-biogeochemical cycles and complete some standard biogeochemical analyses (3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 3.7, 5.7, 5.17)

  3. Understand the role wetlands play in a range of ecosystem services and understand the importance and key implications in the management and conservation of wetland habitats (3.2, 5.17)

  4. Know how animals have adapted to living in wetland ecosystems (3.2, 5.7, 5.17)

  5. Understand and appreciate the complexities in defining a wetland ecosystem and know the physical, hydrological and biological differences between different wetland habitats (3.2, 5.17)

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
Press Release 20
Report 40
End of Module Exam 40

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Private study

Private study to recap on lectures, prepare for future sessions, and complete assessments.

153
Lecture

20 hours of lectures covering the range of wetland science and which will include in-depth case studies for various issues presented, when possible, by guest lecturers from outside the university.

20
Laboratory

Fieldtrips to different wetland habitats in the local area will be undertaken and laboratory work will involve analysis of samples collected during these trips.

21
Workshop

A series of workshops and tutorials will cover various, specific writing skills; exam and assessment preparation, and feedback sessions.

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Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Ymwybyddiaeth o ddiogelwch - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch amgylchedd a hyder o ran cadw at reoliadau iechyd a diogelwch
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.

Adnoddau

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A pair of waterproof boots and waterproof clothing.

Rhestr ddarllen

Wetlands. 2007. Mitsch W. and Gosselink J. Wiley and Sons.

Wetland Ecology: Principles and Conservation. 2010. Keddy P. Cambridge University Press.

Wetland Ecosystems. 2009. Mitsch W., Gosselink J., Zhang L. and Anderson C. Wiley and Sons.

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