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1. Compare and contrast the use of various ecological modeling approaches to problems in the real world.
2. Explain the fundamental steps in building an ecological model.
3. Evaluate the quality of a modeling study by reflecting upon the question being posed, the construction of the model and its validation.
4. Work effectively in a team to create a simple ecological model.
5. Apply sensitivity analyses to simple ecological models.
6. Prepare a professional report of an ecological modeling study.
1. Why use an ecological model?
2. Conceptual Ecological Models
3. Quantitative Ecological Models
4. Model parameterisation
5. Model validation
6. Model reporting
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Computer Aided Lab||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Basic computer literacy (e.g. Excel and Word).
Basic knowledge of quantitative methods (e.g. fractions and percentages, equation of a straight line, rearranging an equation).
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Computer-based practical write-up||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Group Project: Final project work||Week 4||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Analysis of a published ecological modelling study||Week 2||n/a||Graded||No||
|Attendance: Contribution to discussion forum||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|In-Module Resit||Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities
Not yet recorded.
|Dr Paul Murphy||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Lecture||Offering 2||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22||Thurs 09:00 - 09:50|
|Lecture||Offering 2||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22||Tues 09:00 - 09:50|
|Lecture||Offering 2||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22||Wed 14:00 - 17:50|