The Natural Environment 2


Analysis of the basic life processes taking place within ecosystems.  Recogonise and understand the relationship between abiotic and biotic processes within selected Irish ecosystems. Be able to interpret Irish Habitats as it applies to the the Irish Natural Heritage Classification.  Be able to observe features and characteristics of the biota that make them suited to their environment.  Appreciate the biodiversity of life that exists and its significance.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand basic concepts in ecology.

  2. Exhibit an understanding of native flora and fauna.

  3. Understand environmental designations in Ireland.

  4. Develop basic fieldwork and identification techniques.

  5. Understand select Irish habitat types as it applies to the Irish natural heritage classification.

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