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Field Studies Council

An environmental education charity with over 75 years' experience. Provides field-based taxonomy, professional development and natural history courses at its network of UK Centres. Stunning locations and expert tuition. Over 300 day and residential courses available.

Short Courses

28/07/2021 A Primer on the IUCN Red List 1.5 hours Days

Virtual, Field Studies Council biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/2Y0kn5L

The IUCN Red List is arguably the most influential conservation tool today, helping to inform conservation planning, management, monitoring and decision making. Attendees will learn about the IUCN Red List and what it aims to do, how the criteria and categories broadly work, and how it is compiled and used.

Cost £10

11/08/2021 Protected Invertebrate Species in the UK 11/08/2021 Days

Virtual, Field Studies Council biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/2Y0kn5L

We will look at the subject of protection for the UK’s invertebrate fauna and our responsibilities towards ensuring their conservation. By the end of the webinar learners will have a better understanding of the protection of invertebrates within the UK and what this means for their management and reporting.

Cost £10

25/08/2021 Sampling Sites for Invertebrates 0.5 Day

Virtual, Field Studies Council c-js.info/2Y0kn5L

This webinar will look at why invertebrate sampling is a valuable method of site assessment when looking to improve or manage sites for biodiversity, what surveys are needed to find invertebrates, how to undertake/commission these surveys and what kind of outputs are needed to analyse the survey results.

Cost £10

31/08/2021 Discovering Bees 4 weeks Days

Virtual, Field Studies Council c-js.info/2Y0kn5L

This 4-week online course will arm beginners with the underpinning knowledge of bee biology, ecology, behaviour and explore how to find these important pollinators in the field. It will consist of study content, assignments, quizzes and weekly live webinars with a bee specialist.

Cost £20

08/09/2021 Assessing Invertebrate Assemblages: Using & Understanding Panthe 0.5 Day

Virtual, Field Studies Council c-js.info/2Y0kn5L

The rise of assemblages for UK invertebrates is one of the most significant advances in the field of invertebrate study as it finally removes the shackles of having to face too many species doing too many things. This webinar will explore how PANTHEON can be used to assess invertebrate assemblages.

Cost £10

22/09/2021 Introduction to Habitat Management for Invertebrates 0.5 Day

Virtual, Field Studies Council c-js.info/2Y0kn5L

On most conservation sites, invertebrates are the most numerous and diverse group. It is increasingly recognised that they are important and that many are threatened. this webinar will give an introduction to some of the habitat management techniques that can be used to conserve invertebrate populations.

Cost £10

29/09/2021 The Tanyptera Project (Natural History Live) 1 Day

Online, FSC BioLinks c-js.info/2Y0kn5L

An introduction to the different aspects of the Tanyptera project, including what’s being done to promote and facilitate entomology in North West England and how to get involved. Some of the Nationally Rare and Endangered invertebrates found as part of project’s survey work will also feature.