Through this session, students will study psammosere succession and collect data across the dune system along an interrupted transect. Data collected includes microclimate conditions, and percentage vegetation cover. Soil is also collected for analysis. This study will allow students to understand the influence of ecological factors on the distribution of organisms.
- Introduction: Revision of sand dune succession, data collection techniques, study area, health and safety considerations.
- Data collection: The majority of this programme is outdoors
- Follow up: Conclusions and evaluation
Added value of this course
- Develop personal skills
- Have fun
- Be inspired by a passion for the subject
- Build friendships