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