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This module is available for 2017/18

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Module code:BIOSG008 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Analytical Tools in Biodiversity, Evolutionary and Conservation Research
Credit value:30
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr Richard Pearson
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Module prerequisites:Available only to students on the MRes Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation 
Module outline:This module is taught by researchers at UCL, the Natural History Museum, and the Zoological Society of London. Students will spend time at all three institutions, learning key tools through lectures, hands-on exercises, and class discussions. The module begins by introducing methods in genetics and behavioural ecology at UCL; students then move to NHM to focus on phylogenies, phylogenetics, and the use of museum collections; they then spend time at ZSL working on biodiversity monitoring and conservation at ZSL; and finally the students return to UCL to focus on GIS and ecological modelling. 
Module aims:The module aims to provide students of the MRes in Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation with key skills to tackle the research projects that they will undertake in terms 2 and 3 of their Masters.  
Module objectives:Students will gain practical experience working with a range of techniques and methods that are central to the fields of evolutionary and conservation biology and ecology. 
Key skills provided by module:Training will include computer labs in ecological modelling and analyzing genetic structures, working with museum collections, sequencing, and tracking animals. Students will work with a range of tools, including in statistical computing language R and Geographic Information Systems. 
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Scientific Report 2 (2,000 words) 30.00%
Workshop 1 (10 worksheets) 20.00%
Workshop 2 (10 worksheets) 20.00%
Scientific Report 1 (2,000 words) 30.00% 
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Last updated:2017-04-12 15:38:33 by ucbtcdo