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Lost Pond Hannah RoseThe courses in this section cover broader issuesof ecology and conservation including:.Ecological principles.Biological recording.Biological surveying.Higher level species identification.Habitat overviews.Habitat management.National Vegetation ClassificationCourse programmes are designed for those seekingtraining or Continuing Professional Development(CPD), as well as for amateurs with a generalinterest in ecological and environmental issues. Mostare offered at an intermediate level, reflecting thedepth and breadth of course content, often linkingtheory and concepts with practical techniques andskills. A summary of all professional developmentcourses is given on page 44.Courses marked *BI can form part of the Universityof Birmingham Certificate in Biological Recordingand Species Identification. Full details are given onpage 43 of the brochure.Though we are careful to minimise any overlap withcourses offered in other sections of this brochuremany of the courses within the Birds and OtherAnimals or Flowers and Other Plants are suitable forCPD and cover management and conservationissues with respect to particular groups oforganisms.Bosherton Clive Hurfordwww.field-studies-council.org/habitats&conservationhabitats37Discounts for shared accommodationShared accommodation is usually available on our residential courses at a discounted price. The cost isnormally around £10 per night less than sole occupancy price. Please contact the Centre (see page 2)for an exact price.centreleveldatesdayssole occupancynon-residentialfee FM . O . 01 Feb-03 Feb . Fri-Sun . £174 . £135

Habitats andConservationWildlife Dissertations -Planning Data Collection and ManagementPM . O . 09 Mar-11 Mar . Fri-Sun . £265 . £190During this course we will look at theprocess of planning and carrying out adissertation project. We will look at aspectsof planning, including managing your time,sampling strategy, data collection andanalysis. We will also look at writing andpresenting the final results. Mark Gardeneris an ecologist with a wide range ofexperience of fieldwork in the UK andabroad.Understanding Wildlife DataPM . I . 12 Mar-15 Mar . Mon-Thu . £405 . £190In this course we will look at some basicmethods of analysing wildlife data. We willlook at commonly used methods ofstatistical analysis. We will also look atways to present your results, including howto produce professional quality graphs.Mark Gardeneris an ecologist with a widerange of experience of fieldwork in the UKand abroad.Putting Wildlife on the Map:Introduction to Biological RecordingEF . I . 24 Mar . Sat . Non-residential . £35This course provides an introduction tobiological recording, which is essentially thesame thing as going out to enjoy watchingwildlife, except that you also record whatyou see! By collating your observations inan organised way you can help add to ourknowledge of wildlife and how to conserveit. Martin Harveyhas worked in biologicalrecording for over 10 years, with WildlifeTrusts, environmental records centres andcurrently for the Open University's iSpotproject, part of OPAL.Habitat Conservation for InsectsEF . I . 21 Apr . Sat . Non-residential . £37.75A course for those who would like to learnhow to conserve, or encourage, greaterinvertebrate biodiversity by supporting /creating habitats and understanding theecological requirements of given speciessuch as bees, beetles etc. Martin Harveyhas worked in biological recording for over10 years, with Wildlife Trusts,environmental records centres andcurrently for the Open University's iSpotproject, part of OPAL.Woodland Ecology and Management: The BasicsEF . B . 28 Apr . Sat . Non-residential . £37.75A course for those working or volunteeringin a woodland environment who would liketo understand how differing managementtechniques affect the habitats and ecology ofa site. This one-day course reviews manyscenarios and no previous knowledge isrequired. Andy Deaneis a lecturer inArboriculture and CountrysideManagement with many years' hands-onexperience in woodland management.Exploring the Rocky ShoreSL . O . 04 May-07 May . Fri-Mon . £325 . £215The rocky shore is a very special place andin south Devon there is much more to see inthe area 'between the tides' than justseaweed and shellfish. This course is foranyone who wants to look more closely atthis habitat and the plants and animals thatlive there. Jo Corkehas organised coursesat Slapton for several years; this coursereflects her continuing interest in thecommunities of the rocky shores.Woodland Conservation and Management OR . O . 04 May-08 May . Fri-Tue . £375 . £295Visit a variety of woodland sites to see theeffect of different management regimes onwoodland flora and fauna. The course willinclude identification of trees, shrubs,woodland plants and other indicatorspecies, as well as practical managementtechniques. Jerry Dickeris a workingarboricultural consultant, a warden for acommunity woodland and a voluntaryspeaker for the Woodland Trust.Coastal Plants of PembrokeshireOR . O . 08 May-12 May . Tue-Sat . £375 . £295Pembrokeshire has an excellent range ofcoastal habitats and you will see thisdistinctive flora at its best in May. Visitingsand dunes, salt marshes and limestonegrassland, you will see a wide variety ofcoastal plants and learn about the factorsinfluencing their distribution. Paul Ashtonis Reader in Botany at Edge Hill Universitywith many years' experience in teachingfield courses.Surveying Hedgerows for theirWildlife and HistoryPM . O . 11 May-13 May . Fri-Sun . £248 . £170This course is aimed at anyone with aninterest in hedgerow ecology and history. Anumber of survey techniques will becovered during the course. It will also offeropportunities to gain a deeper appreciationof landscape-wide patterns and thehistorical origins of hedgerows. BarryWrightis a professional ecologist,experienced tutor and has written widelyon hedges and hedgerow surveytechniques.The Management of Floodplain MeadowsPM . O . 14 May-16 May . Mon-Wed . £248 . £170Flower-rich meadows are an important partof our landscape and our natural heritage.They are a resource that we should pass on,in good condition, to future generations.The course includes visits to improving andcurrent good-condition floodplainmeadows with a view to exploring thehistory and current management of theseincreasingly rare habitats. The FloodplainMeadows Partnershipis a consortium oforganisations focusing on the research andeffective management of these grasslands.Tutors will be drawn from the team andinclude professors of botany andeducationalists. The organisation'ssponsorship has enabled a reduced price. Introduction to Phase 1 Habitat SurveysFM . O . 21 May-23 May . Mon-Wed . £308 . £224This course introduces and gives practicalfield experience in using Phase 1 HabitatSurveys, the standard method for assessingwildlife habitats and sites. Anyone needingto carry out basic ecological surveys inrelation to planning and development orNEWNEWNEWPembrokeshireClive Hurford38*Accredited courses which could count towards a qualification (see page 43).BLBlencathra .DFDale Fort . DGDerrygonnelly .EFEpping Forest .FMFlatford Mill . JHJuniper Hall .KDKindrogan .MTMalham Tarn .MAMargam .OROrielton .PMPreston Montford .RCRhyd-y-creuau .SLSlapton Ley