This beginner course will cover theory and practice of designing and carrying out reptile surveys using standard methods, and how to record the results. The course is suitable for anyone with a personal or professional interest in surveying for reptiles.
There are six native species of reptiles in the UK that we will hope to encounter.
Being able to design, implement and record the results of reptile surveys is a critical skill for anyone looking at working within a consultancy career. This course will introduce you to the theory of reptile survey techniques, followed by a practical demonstration of reptile field survey and finally how to record the results. By the end of the course, you will be able to design, carry out and record the results of a reptile survey using standard methods.
Tutor: Dr Rob Ward
Dr Rob Ward is a conservation biologist who has been working with amphibians and reptiles for 15 years and completed his PhD on the ecology and conservation of grass snakes. He is currently the Data and GIS Officer for the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC) where his work includes developing reptile and amphibian monitoring programmes and managing the organisation’s data and mapping.
Bursaries and Subsidies
This course is eligible for a student discount. If you are a current student, please use discount code BioStudent20 at checkout for 20% off all Biodiversity courses.