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Identifying Difficult Invertebrates

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This invertebrate identification course is designed to help students develop higher level skills in the identification of invertebrate species. Sampling techniques will be discussed but the main emphasis will be on the collection, preparation, identification and curation of invertebrate specimens. Participants will be expected to select a suitable taxonomic group in which they will start to specialise by building up a reference collection of specimens.

Martin Harvey tutors regularly for FSC and for Manchester Metropolitan University. He is an entomologist and biological recorder, working at the national Biological Records Centre (on projects such as iRecord and the national Pollinator Monitoring Scheme), and undertakes entomological surveys for clients including Natural England and Forestry Commission. As a volunteer Martin runs the national recording scheme for soldierflies and allies, and is county moth recorder for Berkshire. 


This course is part of the MSc Biological Recording jointly with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

To apply for these courses or find out more about the masters degree please contact: 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/

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