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Marine Conservation and Policy

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Jasmin Godbold
Academic year

Module overview

This module is only open to Year 3 students registered on MSci Biology and Marine Biology, BSc Biology and Marine Biology, BSc Marine Biology with Oceanography, MSci Marine Biology and Oceanography, MSci Marine Biology and BSc Marine Biology degrees. MSc Oceanography, MRes Ocean Sciences or MSci students who took a Semester Abroad can take the Level 6 dual-coded option.

This module will cover a range of issues surrounding marine conservation and policy, split into three sections. We will initially focus on the causes and consequences of the current biodiversity concerns, then investigate strategies for marine biodiversity management and monitoring and emphasise the importance of population models for predicting and improving conservation outcomes.