#NA-02-01 Ecology and Wildlife Conservation
About CourseUniversity of Leeds
Do you worry about the effects of climate change on nature?
On this course, 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.
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.
What Will I Learn?
- 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.
Topics for this course
Biological aspects of conservation
Welcome to the course00:01:28
Conserving life on Earth
Is nature worth conserving?00:04:09
Life at different scales
How do you study populations and communities?
Case study: Seabirds and windfarms
What effect do offshore wind farms have on seabirds?00:04:42
How you can use data in conservation biology
Population biology and conservation
Your turn to research a species in need
An invitation to continue your learning
Great match, it is really opening up my mind to a more contemporary ecological paradigm. This course has complex thinking and time is needed to take down notes and understand the concepts.
I loved this course. Packed with useful info as well as Charlie is very good at delivering the message in a natural, short, interesting way.
It is an interesting perspective and method we come to know about communicating to general public on conservation and how to respect wildlife even when it is in captivity.
Very informative, I like the breakdown of the lectures. I really like this style of learning with the notes and an actual person talking you through it.