Grasses, Sedges and Rushes
- Location: Margam Discovery Centre
- Tutor: Mark Duffell
- Dates: Friday 26 July 2019 to Monday 29 July 2019
- Times: 06:00 PM - 04:00 PM
- Level: Intermediate
- This course is accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University:
- RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY): £333
- RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM): £303
- NON-RESIDENT: £238
This course is fully booked on this date but you can join the waiting list (by scrollling to the bottom of the page) in case space becomes available or it is run on another date.
Grasses, sedges and rushes can be seen as a bewildering mix of similar looking plants; through this course you will be able to understand the structures and characters that each of the species has. By the end of the course participants will be able to recognise many of the commoner species and be able to use a key to identify those they don't recognise. We will visit a wide range of habitats and see how this group fits into the ecological landscape.
Mark Duffell has had a lifetime interest in plants, gaining the RS Diploma in Horticulture, becoming 'Young Horticulturist of the Year' in 2001 and completing an MSc in Biological Recording. He now runs Arvensis Ecology, splitting his time between conducting botanical surveys and teaching botanical identification and survey techniques to undergraduates and postgraduates students of universities, consultancies and environmental organisations. www.ArvensisEcology.co.uk.
This is one of a series of courses run jointly with Manchester Metropolitan University contributing to the MSc Biological Recording and the University Certificate in Biological Recording and Species Identification. The University Certificate is being discontinued so is no longer open for new registration. Existing certificate students will be able to gain credits in the 2018/19 academic year. To gain university credits you must be registered for the Masters programme in advance of this course. For further details please contact:
The Division of Biology and Conservation Ecology Manchester Metropolitan University. E-mail: [email protected]
There is assessment of the course through, for example, identification tests, producing survey reports or field journals, working through keys and other various pieces of work.
The course is also suitable for non-credit students and for those enrolling on the new certificate course with FSC. For further details on this course please contact FSC Head Office at [email protected]
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