Course Description

Biological Ecology and Conservation

Limerick College of Further Education

This programme module aims to provide the learner with the knowledge and practical field experience of biological diversity e.g. carrying out biological surveys as well as providing the learner with the knowledge of the benefits of, threats to and proper
management of biological diversity.


• Exploration of concepts such as the ecosystem services dependent on biodiversity,
• Identification of habitats loss and invasion of non-native species
• Carrying out a biological survey
• Prevention of soil erosion,
• Resistance to agricultural catastrophe, improved crop varieties,
• Pollination,
• Regulation of the atmosphere, pollution and agrichemicals
• Regulation and protection of water supplies,
• Nutrient recycling and storage, soil genesis and protection,
• Pollution breakdown and absorption, maintenance of ecosystems and natural pest control
• Conservation & Restoration Ecology
• Effects of Populations & Climate Change on Biodiversity
• Specific plant and animal protection strategies used in Ireland
• Ways of maintaining native biodiversity in production landscapes

Course Code BP099
College Name Limerick College of Further Education
Course Category Biology, Science & the Built Environment
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Location Limerick, Ireland
Course Fee €240
Course Duration 10 Weeks
Course Times Tues 18.45 - 21.45
Title of Awarding QQI Minor Award in Biological Diversity 5N1568
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Limerick College of Further Education

Limerick College of Further Education, Limerick, Limerick, Republic of Ireland

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Limerick, Limerick
Republic of Ireland
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