At Bournemouth University, all our courses are delivered by leading practitioners who will develop and enhance your employability.
We undertake internationally recognised research on environmental change and its impacts on biodiversity. Our research is designed to support policy development and implementation, and we have strong links with conservation practitioners and policy makers locally, regionally and internationally. The professional relevance of our courses is underpinned by the research that we do and students participate in our research wherever possible.
This course will give you an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the science and practice of biodiversity conservation. Topics covered include biodiversity assessment and monitoring, site survey, management and restoration, GIS and data analysis, ecological principles and regulatory frameworks. You will learn about the latest developments in conservation science and practice.
This unique green economy course seeks to provide the scientific understanding on which the transition to a green economy can be based, including the principles of environmental sustainability and the societal responses required to implement these in practice. It is delivered via distance learning to minimise its environmental impact and can be studied from anywhere in the world, supported by a high quality virtual learning environment.
A course aimed at both introducing and developing knowledge of coastal marine and maritime habitats, specific identification skills and intertidal habit survey methods that support marine biodiversity conservation, monitoring and research. You will focus on the Marine Habitat Classification Scheme for Britain and Ireland and other related European Schemes and will take advantage of the varied coastal habitats of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and Poole Harbour. This course will be largely field-based supported by laboratory sessions and seminars.
R is a very popular, freely available, open source system for statistical computation. It provides access to an extensive range of tools for data manipulation, statistical analysis and the production of publication-quality graphics. The R scripting language has become widely used in the fields of ecology and conservation science for communicating and sharing analytical methods between researchers. This course aims to help new users of R to quickly move up the steep learning gradient of using R and reach the stage where their productivity will be significantly enhanced through its use.
This course introduces the principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and provides practical training in GIS operation through lectures and workshop sessions using GIS software. You will explore the theory and practice of GIS operation, within the context of environmental management.
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