EGS4044F - Urban Ecology

30 credits at NQF level 8

Entry Requirements:

Acceptance for Honours or Master’s specialising in EGS.

Course Outline:

The aim of this module is to introduce students to both the theory and practice of urban ecology. Students will be expected to engage critically with current theories and debates as presented in the urban ecology literature. In addition to this, there will be a significant focus on practical methods and skills. Students will be expected to interrogate the urban landscape, identify and pose relevant ecological questions, and design and implement appropriate methods to answer these ecological questions. Broad theoretical areas to be engaged in, all in the context of the city include: biogeography, alien invasion, landscape fragmentation, conservation, restoration, ecosystem services, and social ecology.