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Surveying Terrestrial Invertebrates for Biological Recording

  • NON RESIDENT: £270

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here

This course is designed for anyone interested in the amazing diversity of invertebrate life found in terrestrial habitats. It is suitable for both countryside professionals and amateur naturalists. 

Field excursions will introduce a variety of collecting and surveying techniques appropriate to a range of habitats. These will be complemented by workshop sessions back at the Centre, helping you to identify specimens to the correct taxonomic group and, where appropriate, to species level. Illustrated talks will provide an insight into the diversity, ecology and conservation of invertebrates.

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 (where he is involved with the national Pollinator Monitoring Scheme) and for a range of clients. Martin runs recording schemes for moths and soldierflies.



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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This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here.

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