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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, focusing on terrestrial species. Fieldwork and sampling techniques are included 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). As a volunteer Martin runs the national recording scheme for soldier flies and allies and is county moth recorder for Berkshire.

This is one of a series of courses run jointly with Manchester Metropolitan University contributing to the MSc Biological Recording and Ecological Monitoring and the PG Certificate in Biological Recording. 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] The course is also suitable for non-credit students.

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