Course: Phase 1 Survey with Plant Identification Focus

Field Studies Council

Epping Forest Field Centre, Essex
8th - 9th June 2024

Cost: £220

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

This intermediate Phase I survey course will focus on helping you develop the botanical knowledge and field skills required to map habitats. Over the course duration, you will have the opportunity to survey and map a variety of habitats.

This course will include:

  • Field visits to a range of habitats
  • Classifying habitats within the Phase 1 system
  • Mapping habitats and drawing conclusions
  • Botanical identification

This intermediate course will focus on botanical detail to provide you with an understanding of the whole at a landscape scale. You will study several habitats, allowing you to develop and progress both your survey and plant identification skills.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how to carry out a Phase 1 Habitat survey of a variety of habitats
  • Analyse the findings of a Phase 1 Habitat survey and report on the findings, distinguishing those species/habitats of conservation value and justifying mapping/habitat identification decisions
  • Confidently identify a range of botanical species
  • Share this knowledge with friends, family, and fellow volunteers

Please note: You will need your own transport for site visits on both days of this course.

There is no accommodation or meal facilities provided with this course. Refreshments (tea and coffee) will be available.

This course is eligible for a student discount. If you are a current student, please use discount code BioStudent20 at checkout for 20% off.

Please refer to our website for further information and to book.

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