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Conservation and biodiversity

Conservation and biodiversity

Dr. Richard Field research interests lie in conservation, biodiversity and the forces that structure ecological communities. In this podcast, Dr Field from the School of Geography compares and contrasts his experiences as a researcher in national parks in Honduras and Indonesia, and the different types of ecological communities he has studied...   More

Patterns of life

Patterns of life

Each mp3 voice recording accompanies a PowerPoint slide or set of slides. These two files were bundled together with a transcript of the mp3s (mainly for people with hearing disabilities) and a printer-friendly pdf of the slides. Each set of files is organised into topics, which are set out in two ways. For linear learners they are set ou...   More

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : central tendency

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : central tendency

Statistical data have a tendency to cluster around some central point. How do we determine this point? Is there just one way of doing it or more than one?   More

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : graphical display

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : graphical display

Different ways of displaying data: boxplots, histograms and distributions.   More

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : introduction

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : introduction

Things you need to know before looking at the statistics courses here.   More

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : normal distribution

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : normal distribution

One of the most common statistical distributions is the normal distribution. What does it tell us and how do we use it?   More

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : standard deviation

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : standard deviation

A standard way of measuring statistical variability: standard deviation and the associated concepts of variance and degrees of freedom.   More

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : summation sign

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : summation sign

Understanding the summation sign: what does it do … why does it exist?   More

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : variability

Statistics - an intuitive introduction : variability

Statistical data vary: range and inter-quartile range measure this. Are they good measures?   More

Sustainability: the geography perspective

Sustainability: the geography perspective

This module considers sustainability with respect to water, food, agriculture, forestry and energy. For each of these elements of sustainability, the module illustrates why their sustainable management is important, given that we are living within finite environmental limits. A novel aspect of the module is that in most sessions you update you...   More

Virtual field trip

Virtual field trip

An interactive map containing computer generated 3D views of the Bowscale and Bannerdale area overlain with geology, and also alternative map data layers for the two study site is available via the 'Virtual Tour' icon on the computer desktops.   More

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