Terrestrial and Marine Research and Monitoring Techniques
Next start date is 10 August 2020
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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
Much of the course is spent out in the field, practising and perfecting various research and monitoring techniques, these may include among others:
- Rapid Conducting basic rapid biodiversity assessments.
- Conducting basic visual encounter surveys.
- Qualitative assessments of dominants indicator species.
These are done in conjunction with:
- Data collection on Alien invasive plant species infestations
- Vegetation surveys
- Camera trap surveys
- Game counts
- Collecting and preserving specimens, such as tree and grass samples