Short courses about Field Research and Monitoring Techniques

Includes: Introduction, Terrestrial and Marine

Available courses

Introduction to Ecology


A short course introducing ecology and ecological principles.


By the end of the courses learners will be able to:


•Describe and define the basic components of ecosystems


•Describe and define some key interactions within ecological communities


•Demonstrate a basic understanding of interactions between and within ecosystems

Introduction to Field Research and Monitoring Techniques


Start date: 3 August 2020


End date: 14 August 2020


The course covers:




An introduction to Conservation principles and Ethics


An introduction to ecology and ecological principles


An introduction to research and monitoring techniques


How to use a field guide


The focus is on doing vegetation surveys- using Alien Invasive Plants in a Nature Reserve or on a Private Farm as a case study


The techniques learnt are in line with techniques used by researchers and monitors worldwide.


This ensures that what is learnt can be adapted and applied worldwide.


  • Teacher: Deborah Robertson-Andersson

Marine Field Research and Monitoring Techniques


A course focusing on Marine Field Research and Monitoring Techniques

Terrestrial Field Research and Monitoring Techniques


A Course focusing on Terrestrial Research and Monitoring Techniques