This unit has as its objective the assessment of formulation, operation and impact of environmental policy and management within a European Union and United Kingdom framework. Policy and management arenas considered are soil and water quality and pollution control and habitat conservation.
Lecture content is currently under review
(AJ): Native Woodland Restoration
Ecological Site Classification (ESC) and National Vegetation Classification (NVC) for woodland restoration (Field-work and computing lab).
Students are required to submit a practical report of 2,500 words for this assessed project, assessing the drivers behind increased interest in native woodland restoration, current site quality and conservation value and ending with a reasoned planting plan to restore woodland to the target areas.
Students will be required to write an assessed essay on a choice of subjects. Further information, together with guidance on writing the essay will be given in the classes detailed in the module handbook
There is no recommended text for this course; students are expected to read widely from the reading lists. These are available in Succeed. Key texts are in the library Reserve Book Room, with additional copies and further reading available in the main library. Journal articles are available in the library as reference only or electronically for example through ScienceDirect®.
Exam 50% (3 questions @ 16.66% each; constrained choice)
Project report and assessed essay 50% (25% each)