FSC | Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Marine Plankton

  • Location:  Millport
  • Tutor:  Phillip Cowie
  • Dates : Friday 25 May 2018 to Sunday 27 May 2018
  • Times: 05:00 PM - 09:30 AM
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • NON-RESIDENT: £152

Forming a key pillar of the marine food web, plankton is an essential and fascinating element of marine eco-systems. This course will introduce aspects of the biology and ecology of both zooplankton and phytoplankton, and include practical identification sessions of live plankton. There will also be a plankton sampling session from our research vessel (weather permitting) in the Firth of Clyde.

Dr Phillip Cowie is a professional marine biologist who has studied the marine organisms on the Clyde for 17 years and taught different groups about them for the same period. He has published a variety of scientific articles on subjects ranging from marine microbiology to the effects of plastics on marine organisms.

Extra nights

If you are interested in staying at the Centre for additional nights, before or after the course, please contact the Centre for availability and costs which start from £35 for B&B, or £42.50 full board. Partner Rate For those paying the sole occupancy price, we are offering our guests a special rate for those who would like a twin room for them and their partner not enrolled on an FSC course, at £42.50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.


Marine Biological Association (MBA) Members and Marine Conservation Society Members - 10% discount 

If you are a Member of the MBA or the MCS you can enjoy a 10% discount on this course.

Please use the appropriate voucher code at the checkout:

MBA Members - MBA10

MCS Members - MCS10

You will be asked for proof of membership before we take the money.

Further Information

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