This introductory online course will introduce you to the key characteristics of reptiles, and will then look more in-depth into the identification and ecology of UK species.

Reptiles are secretive animals that can be incredibly hard to spot. Learn more about the several species of reptiles the UK is home to, that you may be lucky to find. Being able to identify species and make site adjustments for reptiles is a critical skill for anyone looking at working within a consultancy career.

This course will cover:

  • Introduction to Reptiles
  • UK Reptile Identification
  • UK Reptile Ecology

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.  

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