Animal and Plant Science: Field and Lab


The module explores a wide range of terrestrial ecosystems and the inhabitant communities of plants and animals. This module focuses on building an understanding of ecosystem diversity with the appraisal of: wetlands, woodlands, peatlands, grasslands, field and riparian margins. The structure and function of each ecosystem will be examined at a micro level as botanical keys are used to identify woody and herbaceous species. Farmland animal and bird populations will also be studied to highlight the interaction and relationship dynamics within each ecosystem.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and classify a range of terrestrial ecosystem using habitat classification systems

  2. Demonstrate an ability to identify herbaceous and woody species using botanical keys.

  3. Identify animal species commonly found in various farming environments.

  4. Identify bird species commonly found in various farming environments.

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