Sampling Sites for Invertebrates
Invertebrate Conservation Skills Webinar by Pete Boardman
This webinar will look at why invertebrate sampling is a valuable method of site assessment when looking to improve or manage sites for biodiversity. We will discuss what sort of surveys are needed to carry out to find invertebrates, how to undertake or commission these surveys and what kind of outputs are needed to then analyse the survey results. We will also look at sampling invertebrates in local site based and larger landscape scale surveys.
By the end of this webinar attendees will be able to describe different invertebrate sampling methods and explain the importance of structured surveying.
Learners will be introduced to the following concepts throughout the webinar :
- Why sample invertebrates? The law, and ethics around invertebrate surveying
- Site selection for invertebrate sampling
- Appropriate sampling methods for invertebrate groups.
- How to sample to enable Pantheon analysis of survey results
- How to conduct landscape scale invertebrate monitoring.
Invertebrate Conservation Skills Webinars are online training events which are comprised of a 60 minute presentation from an sector professional, followed by a 30 minute live question and answer session. We host them on Zoom and we will send out joining instructions on the day of the event. Each webinar will be accompanied by an online article summarising important links to resources and further information, as well as hosting a recording of the presentation.
Tutor: Peter Boardman
Pete Boardman has been involved in entomology professionally for a couple of decades and is a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society. He co-runs the UK Cranefly Recording Scheme, the oldest UK fly recording scheme. He currently works for Natural England but previously ran biological recording and entomological projects for the Field Studies Council. He has taught entomology and led workshops for a range of organisations over the last twenty years. He once saw a slug eating a chip.
The FSC BioLinks project is part-funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. These conservation skills webinars are made available to UK-based professionals and volunteers at a subsidised cost of £10. For professionals that are not based in the UK, the cost of the course is £20.
£20 - For non-UK residents. Select Attendee (Online)
£10 - Subsidised by the FSC BioLinks project for professionals and volunteers based in the UK e.g. biological recorders, volunteers, wildlife gardeners, amateur naturalists and students. Select Attendee Discounted (Online)
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The format of our Conservation Skills Webinars is as follows :
- 5 minute intro by the FSC BioLinks project team
- 60 minute talk presented by our expert guest speaker
- 25-30 minute speaker Q&A session hosted by the FSC BioLinks project team
Each webinar will be accompanied by an online article summarising important links to resources and further information, as well as hosting a recording of the presentation.
This is an Online Training Webinar
These webinars will be hosted on Zoom , a free video conferencing platform. We will email all attendees details of how to access the online course and the webinars closer to the course start date.
Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.
This webinar will require approximately 1.5 hours of your time.
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