- Location: Preston Montford
- Tutor: Alan Stewart
- Dates: Friday 20 July 2018 to Sunday 22 July 2018
- Times: 06:00 PM - 04:00 PM
- Level: Intermediate
- This course is accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University:
- RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY): £290
- RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM): £265
- NON-RESIDENT: £210
Leafhoppers, planthoppers and froghoppers are abundant insects in a wide range of habitats and are increasingly used in site quality assessment and monitoring. Nearly 400 species have been recorded in Britain, and much scope remains for individual naturalists to contribute to our knowledge of their distribution and ecology. This weekend course will be aimed mainly at newcomers to this group of insects, although anyone with more experience is also welcome. Field visits will be made to local sites to collect specimens for species-level identification back in the laboratory. The course will also cover the natural history of this diverse and fascinating group of insects, as well as field collection techniques, the preservation of specimens and general recording methods.
Alan Stewart is a Senior Lecturer in Ecology at the University of Sussex and has been running the national recording scheme for leafhoppers and related groups since 1987.
This course is part of the Biological Recording programmes run jointly with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). There is assessment of learning on the course through, for example, identification tests, producing survey reports or field journals, working through keys and other various pieces of work.
Credits from these assessments contribute towards the University Certificate in Biological Recording and Species Identification and the MSc Biological Recording. To gain University Credits you must register in advance.
To do this, please contact the Division of Biology and Conservation Ecology, Manchester Metropolitan University (Shrewsbury Office),The Gateway, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1NB Telephone: 01743 355137 E-mail: [email protected] For more information about the course please visit the MMU website: http://www.sste.mmu.ac.uk/recording/ The course is also suitable for non-credit students.
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