BI5138 - Conservation Technologies

Undergraduate course, , 2018


The module is designed to introduce students to Geographic Information Systems and technology in conservation science.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to use GIS to manage spatial data;
  • Manipulate and interpret spatial data in a GIS platform;
  • Apply knowledge of remotely sensed data and GIS to conservation management questions;
  • Identify with justified reasoning, appropriate technology for conservation applications
  • Explain and justify the application of information technology in conservation science

Module content

  • Spatial data and its management
  • Coordinate systems and projections
  • Geographic Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Vector data analysis
  • Raster data analysis
  • Remote sensing
  • The use of innovative technology in conservation science
  • Information technology in conservation science