Do you worry about the effects of climate change on nature?
On this Ecology and Wildlife Conservation course from the University of Leeds by FutureLearn , you’ll learn you how the work of conservation biologists and study of ecosystems can help with conserving the world’s biodiversity.
You’ll explore the impact of wind farms on populations of seabirds, and understand how the use of advanced techniques can be used to study different populations.
In Week 2, you’ll learn about ecosystems and how they’re influenced by human activity. You’ll use case studies to explore the reasons behind the bee decline across the world, and examine fish species in tropical seas to see at first-hand how climate change damages coral reefs.
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Identify, through research, the key threats faced by seabirds, pollinators, and coral reefs.
- Explore the impact of global environmental change on two key species and two key ecosystems.
- Evaluate real data taken from a field study to investigate the conservation of a group of animals or plants.
- Investigate the advanced techniques and technology which are used to study and conserve biodiversity by conservation scientists.
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Programme StructureWhat topics will you cover?
- The moral and economic arguments for nature conservation.
- The impact of human activity on the natural environment.
- Why the conservation of populations and communities are essential for human life.
- How conservation biologists are helping to protect seabirds from offshore wind turbines.
- The impact of climate change on coral reef ecosystems.
- How the loss of coral can lead to ecosystem collapse.
- How large-scale studies are used to understand environmental issues.
- The impact of bee decline across the world.
- How new technology is helping to conserve nature and biodiversity.
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- 14 days
- 2 hrs/week
Start dates & application deadlines
DisciplinesEnvironmental Economics & Policy Ecology Environmental Sciences View 15 other Short Courses in Environmental Economics & Policy in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- The course is for anyone with a general interest in ecology and wildlife conservation but it will be particularly useful for students at high school who want to study conservation biology, zoology or biology at university level.
- The course is part of the Going to University collection and completing it can help improve your university application by broadening your understanding of wildlife conservation and developing your independent learning skills. The course can also be used as a teachers’ classroom enrichment resource.
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InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 14 days.
NationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 14 days.
- Extra Benefits if you upgrade: From $49
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.