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Land Mammal Identification

  • NON-RESIDENT: £275

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 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]

Further Information

Course Leaflet
About Preston Montford
Directions to Preston Montford

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