• SSPL9029
  • Env Management Plans 2

  • Credits (ECTS): 5
  • Spatial Planning and Transport

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Module Description

Landscapes are described as a matrix of environmental processes and land uses that evolve and change over time. This module examines the models available for conservation management on a regional or landscape scale. Existing and future land use scenarios are examined in the light of contemporary to protect or manage potential or designated conservation areas. The module is project and seminar based.. The students work as a team or teams to develop a management plan of an extensive habitat or network of habitats that considers a number of scenarios such as intensification of tourism, extensification or agriculture, strict protection of habitats

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to develop the students skills in gathering data pertaining to a broad range of parameters over a landscape. To outline the features of the area to be managed, allocate resources for the effective management of the resource over five years and to be able to identify how to best communicate findings at the preliminary and final stages to the general public as well as the client.

Indicative Syllabus

Boundary definition
Connectivity in the landscape
Conservation management tools
Data gathering and presentation
GAP analysis
Land use and habitat classification using CORINE and other data
Reporting and communicating findings of the strategy
Site visits and field surveys
Strategy development

ISCED:0520: Environment not defined
Total Contact Teaching Hours:36
Class Size:20

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