Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Ecology and Wildlife Conservation

University of Leeds

This course considers some of the challenges that human activity poses to the natural world. It explores the moral and economic arguments for nature conservation and investigates how new technologies are allowing scientists to discover more about the life of birds and other flying animals.

2 weeks, 2 hours per week


Christopher Hassall

Associate Professor of Biology

University of Leeds

overall score


Learning outcomes

  • Identify, through research, the key threats faced by seabirds, pollinators, and coral reefs
  • Explore the impact of global environmental change on two key species and two key ecosystems
  • Evaluate real data taken from a field study to investigate the conservation of a group of animals or plants
  • Investigate the advanced techniques and technology which are used to study and conserve biodiversity by conservation scientists


  • The moral and economic arguments for nature conservation.
  • The impact of human activity on the natural environment.
  • Why the conservation of populations and communities are essential for human life.
  • How conservation biologists are helping to protect seabirds from offshore wind turbines.
  • The impact of climate change on coral reef ecosystems.
  • How the loss of coral can lead to ecosystem collapse.
  • How large-scale studies are used to understand environmental issues.
  • The impact of bee decline across the world.
  • How new technology is helping to conserve nature and biodiversity.

Issued on 26th June 2019

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Free online course:

Ecology and Wildlife Conservation

University of Leeds