Search results - Field Techniques for Surveying Vegetation (with credit)
|Types||Online and Distance Learning|
|Dates||Wed 19 Sep to Wed 24 Oct 2012|
|Application status||Course ended|
|Course contact||If you have any questions about this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01865 286953.|
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Field techniques for surveying vegetation is a short, stand-alone training course which is taught entirely online. It can be taken from anywhere in the world and is international in its use of case studies. It will appeal to a variety of students and practitioners in conservation and management who want to improve their ability to conduct vegetation surveys.
This course can be taken with academic credit (assignment of up to 2,000 words) or without academic credit. This page relates to taking the course WITH CREDIT. If you would prefer to apply for the non-accredited course option, please click here.
Each topic is covered via guided reading, online activities, and discussion forums. All the reading material is embedded into the course, but students additionally have access to the University's electronic resources and online journals, which they are expected to use for some of the activities. Participants are expected to study on, and contribute to, the course for around 10-15 hours per week. If the course is being taken for assessment, participants will need to complete an assessment. There is a suggested calendar of activity which students can use to assist them in completing the course within the allocated five week duration of the course.
Field Techniques for Surveying Vegetation is part of the new Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques.
Minimum IT Requirements
Please note that this course is taken online; to participate in our online courses we recommended a minimum computer specification.
The topics covered in the course are:
- rationale for surveying vegetation;
- choosing a vegetation survey technique;
- structural methods of vegetation description;
- floristic methods of vegetation sampling;
- overview of quadrats and plotless sampling;
- quantitative measures;
- vegetation monitoring, permanent quadrats and vegetation mapping;
- sampling strategy or protocol;
- recording and storing data.
- case study and exercise
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Dr Jocelyne Hughes
Role: Director & Tutor
I am Programme Director in Ecological Survey Techniques. Since 1998, I have been a Departmental Lecturer in the Department...more
The University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education offers Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) points for the course. Participants contributing to all the forums and successfully completing the assessment will obtain 10 CATS-equivalent points (FHEQ level 7) which may be counted towards a postgraduate qualification.
- Students must engage with, and contribute to all the discussion forums via the course VLE
- Students must submit a summative written assignment of up to 2,000 words. Students will have to formulate the research questions for a given scenario to do with vegetation description, management or decision making, and then provide the justification and detailed evaluation of their chosen vegetation survey protocol. Pass mark set at 50%. Work awarded 70% or over will qualify for a distinction.
Teaching methodsThe course is taken entirely online, but is tutor-led by an experienced plant ecologist.
Details of funding opportunities, including grants, bursaries, loans, scholarships and benefit information are available on our financial assistance page.
- Programme Fee
- Course Fee: £675.00
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