Course: Identifying and Comparing Coastal Plants

Field Studies Council

Dale Fort, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
25th - 26th May 2024

Cost: £160 - 20% discount for students when using the code 'BioStudent20'

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife, marine conservation


Coastal habitats contain many beautiful and interesting plant species adapted to some extreme environmental conditions. This course will help you develop your ability to identify many of the common species and understand how they are adapted to live in the transitional habitats between land and sea – a beneficial skill to have.

This beginner-intermediate course will provide a unique opportunity to practice identification of the variety of plant species found in both saltmarsh and sand dune systems. 

What will be covered during this course:

  • Practical experience in the field identification of salt marsh and sand dune plants.
  • Opportunities to carry out vegetation surveys in both habitats using a variety of survey techniques.
  • Time to explore habitats viewed in their environmental context, with special reference to the process of ecological succession.

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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