Skip to 0 minutes and 7 seconds My name is Chris Hassall, and I’m a lecturer at the University of Leeds. I’m passionate about global ecology, climate change and conserving the natural world. This course will help you understand concepts of ecology and wildlife conservation, and give you a taste of what it’s like to study at the University of Leeds for relevant degrees, such as ecology and conservation biology. I’ve always liked animals and nature, and I’m not happy with what’s happening to our planet. So I want to learn more about conservation and discover how I can help. My teacher told me about this online course by the University of Leeds on ecology and wildlife conservation. Let’s check it out. Wow.
Skip to 0 minutes and 45 seconds You get to see how conservation biologists help to reduce the effects of human activity by really understanding the threats faced by species, like coral reefs and bees, and learn how brand new technology helps us to understand the impact of wind farms on different populations, like seabirds. You get to understand what ecosystems are and how they might respond to change through interactive case studies on bee decline across the world and on how climate change affects coral reefs. There’s also a chance to take part in a science project by applying what I’ve learned to my own environment. I’ll definitely use this course as part of my university application.
Skip to 1 minute and 21 seconds This course will introduce you to all the basic concepts explored by degree courses in ecology, biology and zoology at the University of Leeds. If you’re interested in studying ecology at university, or you just have an interest in wildlife conservation, then this course is for you. Join ecology and wildlife conservation today.