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Environmental Field Techniques and Applications

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 4
Module lead
Katherine Parks
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

This module is designed to provide you with hands-on experience of a wide range of contemporary environmental issues and techniques, and an understanding of how we make use of the scientific method to understand the challenges facing the world. The module is divided into two main components. During the first part you will learn key field-based techniques relevant to Environmental Science. These may include units covering carbon footprinting, microplastic sampling, invertebrate sampling and identification, and forestry data collection. In addition to the core science, you will also focus on the logistical challenges of undertaking a research project such as assessing risk and ensuring you work ethically. During the second part of the module you will undertake a group research project, during which you will put into practice the skills learnt in the core Environmental Science curriculum across the first year.

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