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Reptile Survey Techniques


This one-day course will cover species identification, an introduction to legislation, reptile ecology, survey methods and survey planning. It will give participants a good understanding of the principles behind reptile surveying and include a site visit to demonstrate best practice. Weather permitting, reptiles may be encountered during the site visit.

Liam Russell is a professional herpetologist with over ten years' experience in consultancy, academia and as a volunteer. He has a PhD in the conservation genetics of sand lizards from the University of Sussex and has worked on mitigation projects for all of our native amphibian and reptile species. He has provided training on various aspects of reptile and amphibian survey for a variety of audiences from members of the public to professional ecologists.

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