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Phase 1 Habitat Survey

Summary

This course is aimed at consultants, botanists and ecologists involved in the conservation, surveying and classification of habitats in Scotland. This course is designed as an introduction to identify the characteristics of main Phase 1 habitats. This will involve excursions (weather permitting) to a range of habitats within the JNCC Phase 1 Habitat Survey System. Methods or appraisal for ecological habitat assessment in relation to land-management is discussed and debated.

Description

This course is aimed at consultants, botanists and ecologists involved in the conservation, surveying and classification of habitats in Scotland.

The two days of training provide an introduction to vegetation identification to identify the characteristics of main Phase1 habitats during the winter months and plan surveys for the following summer season. This will involve excursions (weather permitting) to a range of habitats within the JNCC Phase 1 habitat survey system. Methods or appraisal for ecological habitat assessment in relation to land-management is discussed and debated.

Adrian Davis leads the course and has over 30 years’ experience in Phase 1 habitat survey from initial Phase 1 surveys of Lancashire and Fife.

Who Should Attend?

Relevant to practitioners in Scotland - Consultants, botanists and ecologists involved in the conservation, surveying and classification of habitats.

Knowledge Level

Beginner - Intermediate

Prior Knowledge

It would be an advantage to have some knowledge and identification of vascular plants, including habitats and identification keys.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to identify at least 8 phase 1 habitats and recognise key differences.
  • Recognise key characteristic species of phase 1 habitats.
  • Identify future targeted surveys and progress to other survey methods.

Refreshments

Refreshments will be provided. Please bring your own packed lunch.

Tickets

Tickets Person(s) Price
Early Bird Member Ticket (Fellow, Full, Associate, Grad)

(Price valid from 28/11/2018 to 22/01/2019 inclusive)
1 £180.00
Early Bird Non Member Ticket(Price valid from 28/11/2018 to 22/01/2019 inclusive ) 1 £320.00
Member Ticket 1 £220.00
Non Member Ticket 1 £360.00