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Land Mammal Identification

  • NON-RESIDENT: £270

The Land Mammal Identification Course is an exciting opportunity to identify many British mammals through field signs, live-trapping and sightings. The course is practically based with field and laboratory sessions designed to introduce a range of detection and identification skills.

Debbie Alston is an experienced natural history tutor and a Lecturer at the University of Derby, specialising in ecology, conservation management and British mammals. She is the County Mammal Recorder for Derbyshire and co-author of the county atlas, The Mammals of Derbyshire. Debbie has taught mammal courses for the Mammal Society, Field Studies Council, Chartered Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and local Wildlife Trusts.


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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