Plant ID for Phase 1 Habitat Surveys: Grasslands
- Location: Preston Montford
- Tutor: Mark Duffell
- Date: Thursday 16 May 2019
- Times: 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
- Level: Open for Everyone
- NON-RESIDENT: £45
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Accurate Phase 1 surveys require the surveyor to be a good field botanist, able to identify a wide range of common species. This course will cover those species important for separating out the major habitats within grasslands and heathland, including dominant species such as the commoner grasses, sedges and rushes, and flowering plants. Red Fescue, Sheep’s Fescue and Wavy Hair-grass are useful indicators of different grasslands but are often confused. By the end of the course participants will be able to distinguish a wide selection of dominant species and be able to separate and make habitat identifications more reliable. A must for anyone embarking on a career as an ecologist, as well as being suitable for those who have already got experience of Phase 1 surveys but would like to brush up on their identification skills.
Mark Duffell has had a lifetime interest in plants, gaining the RHS Diploma in Horticulture 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 undergraduate and postgraduate students, consultancies and environmental organisations.
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