Landscape Ecology

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Landscape Ecology

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Ecology, Geography

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    Module description:
    This module is advertised subject to confirmation in March 2014. The module may be withdrawn or may change semester.

    The aims of the module are:
    (i) to introduce students to the history, concepts, tools and application of landscape ecology as a unique combination of spatial ecological and geographical sciences.
    (ii) to facilitate a critical understanding of the main concepts applied in landscape ecology, including the patch-corridor-matrix model and gradient concepts. In particular to draw distinctions between structural measurements of landscape patterns and functional or process-based measurements.
    (iii) to facilitate a critical understanding of the spatial tools used to investigate spatial patterns and processes at the landscape scale.
    (iv) to highlight the ways in which the principles and measures of landscape ecology feed into landscape planning and conservation management.

    Credit level: 5

    Credit value: 15

    Assessment: coursework

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