Invasive Species Identification and Control
- Location: Margam Discovery Centre
- Tutor: Jo Mullett
- Dates: Friday 23 November 2018 to Sunday 25 November 2018
- Times: 06:00 PM - 04:00 PM
- Level: Open for Everyone
- RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY): £279
- RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM): £250
- NON-RESIDENT: £168
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Invasive non-native species (INNS) are recognised as one of the greatest threats to biodiversity globally and in recent years has started to be taken seriously as having wider environmental and economic damages estimated to cost being costing 5% of the world's economy. The course will look at the main INNS in the UK, a look how they arrived, how and why they are so successful, their basic ID features, problems and benefits they bring, current controls and treatment methods, relevant legislation, strategies and policies dealing with INNS, monitoring and recording campaigns and projects and future INNS which might cause problems. The classroom sessions will be interactive, involve discussion and exercises to look at differences and complexities of dealing with INNS. Field sessions to see will be within the grounds of Margam County Park and other local sites. This course is suitable ideal for amateur or professional botanists/ecologists both in the voluntary or ecological sector. Some prior knowledge of ecology would be useful but not essential.
Jo Mullett has over 20 years' experience in the environmental sector. She has worked for a small local environmental charity as a Waste Education Officer, a national conservation charity as a Field Teacher, as a Biodiversity Officer for a local authority and now runs two companies Knotweed Control and About Wild Wales, combining INNS control consultancy with biodiversity awareness and conservation working with the general public, land owners and community.
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