Conservation science and ecological monitoring

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We will begin by understanding what biological diversity actually means and the importance of this diversity in maintaining ecosystem processes that we rely on, such as pollination, decomposition and control of pests. We will briefly detail methods that can be used to sample different groups of animals and plants and how to begin identifying some common UK species. We will finish by explaining the importance of collecting data in a quantitative way, and some easy methods that can be used to visualise data and answer biologically-meaningful questions.

Aims of the course:

  1. To highlight the importance of biological diversity and conservation
  2. To provide a beginners course in identifying common U…

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We will begin by understanding what biological diversity actually means and the importance of this diversity in maintaining ecosystem processes that we rely on, such as pollination, decomposition and control of pests. We will briefly detail methods that can be used to sample different groups of animals and plants and how to begin identifying some common UK species. We will finish by explaining the importance of collecting data in a quantitative way, and some easy methods that can be used to visualise data and answer biologically-meaningful questions.

Aims of the course:

  1. To highlight the importance of biological diversity and conservation
  2. To provide a beginners course in identifying common UK wildlife
  3. To introduce a range of techniques that can be used to monitor animals and plants
  4. To detail how data can be collected, plotted and analysed in a simple way to answer biologically meaningful questions

Schedule:

Induction Week: 22-28 April 2013

Teaching Weeks: 29 April-2 June 2013

Feedback Week: 3-9 June 2013

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A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who contribute constructively to weekly discussions and exercises/assignments for the duration of the course.

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