Using the NVC: Plant Communities and Habitats

Description

This course will cover using NVC classification and indicator species. We will also look at the taxonomy and classification of common plant species and the habitats in which they grow.


Participants will also gain an understanding of the laws surrounding protected species and invasive plants. We will cover habitats and biotic/abiotic influences on surveying vegetation, the optimum times for surveying vegetation, techniques to record plant diversity and abundance e.g. using DOMIN/DAFOR scale etc. Course delivery will comprise an illustrated talk, including recognition of common indicator plants and identification of different habitats and plant communities.

Training will take place remotely via Zoom at a relaxed pace over two half days.

Knowledge Level

Beginner - Intermediate

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise that some plant species can be useful as habitat indicators and recognise biotic/abiotic influences on surveying vegetation.
  • Understand taxonomy and classification of common plant species
  • Understand the laws surrounding protected species and invasive plants.
  • Understand biosecurity controls and use safe, biosecure and legal species handling techniques.
  • Identify, classify and evaluate habitats in accordance with local, national and international classifications (e.g. NVC, DOMIN scale) and at a variety of spatial scales.

Tickets

Tickets Person(s) Price
Member Ticket 1 £135.00
Non Member Ticket 1 £195.00