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Practical Aspects of Environmental Conservation

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Kod przedmiotu: WB.INS-5 Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (0511) Biologia
Nazwa przedmiotu: Practical Aspects of Environmental Conservation
Jednostka: Instytut Nauk o Środowisku
Grupy: Zarządzanie zasobami przyrody - przedmioty fakultatywne
Punkty ECTS i inne: 4.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski

Zajęcia w cyklu "Rok akademicki 2016/2017" (zakończony)

Okres: 2016-10-01 - 2017-06-15
Wybrany podział planu:


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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia, 25 godzin więcej informacji
Wykład, 18 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Henryk Okarma, Izabela Wierzbowska
Prowadzący grup: Henryk Okarma, Izabela Wierzbowska
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Egzamin
Efekty kształcenia:

(tylko po angielsku) Knowledge:


- Understand methodology of applied biological sciences;

- Apply basic ecological principles to current environmental problems of nature conservation;

- Evaluate data and statements using critical thinking skills;

- Identify relationship between major threats to nature resources, biodiversity and human influence

- Plan and evaluate experimental and comparative methods using field laboratory and theoretical approaches e.g., space and time activity of given species using ratio-tracking methods


Practical Skills:


- Refine written and oral communication skills;

- Apply different methods for monitoring fieldwork;

- Write well organised , clearly written argumentative essays/reports that are supported by strong evidence;

- Are effective researchers able to find appropriate sources that can be summarized and integrated into research project


Social Competence:


- Develop problem-solving skills in an interdisciplinary team environment;

- Understand need of ethical aspects of animal treatment during laboratory and field studies;

- Are aware of importance and role of scientific honesty, data reliability, intellectual property rights and rules of access to data and scientific information

Wymagania wstępne:

nie dotyczy

Forma i warunki zaliczenia:

(tylko po angielsku) Evaluation of reports and presentations: passed – not passed (must meet the required quality level);

Final exam consisting of a mixture of single-choice, multiple choice, and open questions, and problems from all material taught during the course.

Conditions of passing practical classes and getting admission to the final exam:

- accepted presentation from individual work (revision of literature and presentation);

- accepted group work (research project, report, and presentation);


Grading and weights for each part of the course:

- participation and active performance during lectures and practical classes – 10%

- revision of literature and presentation 15%

- group project report – 15%

- final exam – 60%


scale of final grade (5 to 2 scale and corresponding A – F scale):

- < 60%: 2.0 (Fail)

- 60 - 66.5%: 3.0 (E)

- 67 - 74.9%: 3.5 (D)

- 75 - 81.5%: 4.0 (C)

- 82 - 89.5%: 4.5 (B)

- ≥90%: 5.0 (A)



Metody sprawdzania i kryteria oceny efektów kształcenia uzyskanych przez studentów:

(tylko po angielsku) Conditions of passing practical classes and getting admission to the final exam:

- accepted presentation from individual work (revision of literature and presentation);

- accepted group work (research project, report, and presentation);


Grading and weights for each part of the course:

- participation and active performance during lectures and practical classes – 10%

- revision of literature and presentation 15%

- group project report – 15%

- final exam – 60%


• scale of final grade (5 to 2 scale and corresponding A – F scale):

- < 60%: 2.0 (Fail)

- 60 - 66.5%: 3.0 (E)

- 67 - 74.9%: 3.5 (D)

- 75 - 81.5%: 4.0 (C)

- 82 - 89.5%: 4.5 (B)

- ≥90%: 5.0 (A)


Metody dydaktyczne:

(tylko po angielsku) - Lectures;

- Practical training with computers;

- Practical training of theoretical problems,

- Practice of presentations of projects and reports;

- Two-day field trip: x 1 week

- Individual work;

- Individual work in small groups (2-4 students);

- Individual or small group consultations


•Lectures: 4 hrs x 4-5 weeks;

•Practical training of theoretical problems: 4 hrs x 1-2 weeks;

•Practice of presentations of projects and reports: 3 hrs x 1 week;

•Two- full day field trip: x 1 week

•Individual work;

•Individual work in small groups (2 - 4 students);

•Individual or small group consultations (instructors will be available for the students at least 1 hour/week).


Bilans punktów ECTS:

(tylko po angielsku) • Participation in lectures: 18 hrs

• participation in practical classes: 25 hrs

- Individual and team work including:

- analysis and revision of scientific papers: 15 hrs;

- preparation of presentation of revised scientific papers: 10 hrs;

- analysis of data from field work, preparation of a written report, multimedia presentation of the results: 20 hrs

• Individual consultations: 2 hrs;

• Preparation for the final exam: 20 hrs

TOTAL: 110 hrs


Skrócony opis: (tylko po angielsku)

This course is designated to provide insight into main objectives and definitions of nature conservation and threats to biodiversity and resources including species extinction, alien invasive species, human - wildlife conflicts etc. The course emphasises application of legislative acts and management of natural resources. Practical classes give opportunity to study in field and work cooperatively.

Pełny opis:

Lectures:

- Nature conservation: definitions, objectives, and implementation;

- Major threats to nature resources and biodiversity;

- Extinctions of species;

- Alien invasive species

- Sustainable development;

- Methods of protection of threatened species and populations;

- Examples of active protection of plant and animal species;

- Networks of protected areas and ecological corridors;

- Conservation and management applications with reference to main threats and conflicts;

- Synathropisation and synurbisation;

- Conservation genetics

Practical classes:

- Analysis and revision of scientific papers;

- Revision of hypotheses and field methods used in research projects;

- Field work: planning of representative study area, methods for animal monitoring, data collection and visualisation;

- Group Work preparation and presentation of a research project;

- Presentation of results with multimedia

Literatura:

Required Texts and readings

Boitani L., Fuller T., K. (eds.). 2000. Research techniques in Animal Ecology. Controversies and Consequences. Columbia University Press. New York.

Decker D. Brown T., Siemer W. (ed.) 2001. Human dimensions of Wildlife Management in North America, The Wildlife Society Bethesda, Maryland.

Gehrt S.D., Riley S.P.D., Cypher B.L. 2010. Urban Carnivores, ecology, conflict, and conservation. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

Pullin A.S. 2002. Conservation Biology. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.

Woodroffe r., Simon Thirgood S., Rabinowitz A. (eds.). 2005. People and Wildlife, Conflict or Co-existence?. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.

Suggested Readings:

Scientific journals’ chapters revealing nature conservation issues, human-wildlife conflict, such as Conservation Biology, Biological Conservation, Journal of wildlife Management, Wildlife Monographs (specific papers suggested by the instructor during course)

Uwagi:

Kurs jest limitowany ze względu na liczbę miejsc do 16 osób (w tym studenci II SUM - 10 osób, doktoranci 6 osób). Kurs jest obowiązkowy dla studentów II SUM Ecology and Evolution, którzy są rejestrowani w pierwszej kolejności, na pozostałe wolne miejsca będzie można rejestrować się w USOSie.

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