Course: Surveying Habitats: Using UKHab

Field Studies Council and UKHab Ltd

West Yorkshire & Derbyshire
Several dates available in various locations

Cost: £220

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife


This practical 2-day intermediate course will teach you the fundamentals of using UK Habitat Classification (UKHab) to map and assess a wide range of commonly encountered habitats.

The UK Habitat Classification (UKHab) has become the industry standard, not least because it is integral to DEFRA’s Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) metric. From ecological consultancy to conservation, this system offers a straightforward yet comprehensive system for mapping habitats and their ecological value. 

Field Studies Council and UKHab Ltd. have partnered to deliver these courses and other training related to UKHab surveys.

This course will include:

  • Classroom-based sessions introducing UKHab: the rationale and the methodology.
  • Practical experience out in the field learning to code habitats according to the UKHab field key, using secondary codes to provide additional information. 
  • Practical experience out in the field of mapping habitats in accordance with UKHab protocols. 
  • Practical experience in the field identifying plant and tree species indicative of a range of grassland, woodland and scrub habitats and/or other example habitats dependent upon course venue. 
  • Interpreting habitat data in relation to relevant legislation and policy.
  • A chance to meet fellow like-minded people from a range of disciplines.

Please note: 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.


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