Search results - Field Techniques for Surveying Vegetation
|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 WITHOUT CREDIT. If you would prefer to apply for the 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. The course takes approximately 30 hours to complete. 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.
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.
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Teaching methodsThe course is taken entirely online
Details of funding opportunities, including grants, bursaries, loans, scholarships and benefit information are available on our financial assistance page.
- Programme Fee
- Course fee: £375.00