Plants, Relationships and Phytoremediation


This course will cover plants, relationships and phytoremediation.

We will cover different habitats and plant families that can be used within phytoremediation, including for remediating soil enrichment and heavy metals. We will cover mycorrhizal fungi and symbiotic relationships between plant species and their importance for biodiversity. Participants will learn how to identify habitat types and indicator plants and identify plant species that can be used for phytoremediation. We will look at brown sites, pollutants and nutrient enrichment and hyper-accumulators, bioaccumulation and harvesting. Participants will also gain an understanding of the laws surrounding protected species and invasive plants.

Course delivery will comprise an illustrated talk, including recognition of indicator plants. Training will take place remotely via Zoom at a relaxed pace over two half days.


Session Start Date End Date
Session 1 24/10/2022 10:00am 24/10/2022 13:00
Session 2 25/10/2022 10:00am 25/10/2022 13:00

Knowledge Level

Beginner - Intermediate

Learning Outcomes

  • 1. Identify human impacts (e.g. recreational pressure, pollution) on biodiversity and resolve constraints through remedial actions.
  • 2. Understand soil types, structure, nutrients, symbiosis and indicator plants.
  • 3. Identify appropriate remedial actions to achieve positive outcomes for biodiversity (within legislative constraints).
  • 4. Identify remedial plant species.
  • 5. Make assessment of species status (native/non-native and/or invasive/protected).
  • 6. Use safe, biosecure and legal species handling techniques.
  • 7. Recognise personal limitations and areas for development and seeking opportunities to develop knowledge, understanding and skills.


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