- Location: Preston Montford
- Tutor: Alan Stewart
- Dates: Friday 05 July 2019 to Sunday 07 July 2019
- Times: 06:00 PM - 04:00 PM
- Level: Intermediate
- This course is accredited by Manchester Metropolitan University:
- RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY): £295
- RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM): £270
- NON-RESIDENT: £215
Leafhoppers, planthoppers and froghoppers are abundant insects in a wide range of habitats and are increasingly used in site quality assessment and monitoring. Nearly 400 species have been recorded in Britain, and much scope remains for individual naturalists to contribute to our knowledge of their distribution and ecology. This weekend course will be aimed mainly at newcomers to this group of insects, although anyone with more experience is also welcome. Field visits will be made to local sites to collect specimens for species-level identification back in the laboratory. The course will also cover the natural history of this diverse and fascinating group of insects, as well as field collection techniques, the preservation of specimens and general recording methods.
Alan Stewart is a Senior Lecturer in Ecology at the University of Sussex and has been running the national recording scheme for leafhoppers and related groups since 1987.
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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