Environmental Monitoring Techniques (Level 7) (15 credits)

Environmental monitoring techniques

The aim of this paper is to introduce students to a range of techniques to manage and monitor the health of our natural environment.

This paper outlines clearly, with worked examples, the main techniques for measuring a wide range of environmental variables, with a detailed description of the most appropriate methods, their advantages, disadvantages and biases.

It provides a comprehensive overview of the most important methods for those working in the environmental at all levels, from the beginner to the practicing professional.

Content Outline:

  • Environmental Variables
  • Monitoring techniques
  • Plant and animal pest control
  • Environmental literacy
  • Funding opportunities
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Remote sensing
  • Soil Assessment
  • Environmental organisations function and purpose


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