Introduction to Field Research and Monitoring Techniques23/04/2019
A Guide to the Reptiles of Southern Africa – by Graham Alexander Johan Marais01/08/2019
The course covers:
- An introduction to conservation principles and ethics, with assessment tasks
- Ecology and Ecological principles, with the focus on the ecology of the area that we will be working in. Students complete practical assessment tasks where they apply what is learnt in this module
- How to use a field guide, with practical application assessments tasks
Much of the course is spent out in the field, practising and perfecting various research and monitoring techniques, these may include:
- Conducting basic rapid biodiversity assessments.
- Conducting basic visual encounter surveys.
- Qualitative assessments of dominant indicator species.
These are done in conjunction with:
- Vegetation surveys
- Data collection on Alien invasive plant species infestations
- Camera trap surveys
- Game counts
- Collecting and preserving specimens, such as tree and grass samples
Other survey techniques may be included if there is a need expressed by the partners that we are working with.
On successful completion you receive a Chrysalis Field Research and Monitoring certificate outlining all course outcomes