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Training Directory: Identification and Field Survey Skills - Herpetology, Fish and Invertebrates Short Courses.

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Identification and Field Survey Skills - Herpetology, Fish and Invertebrates

 

Practical training in how to identify, classify and survey reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.  This is sort of an 'everything else'  section!

30/11/2022 Invertebrate Volunteer ID Day 1 Day

FSC Bishops Wood, Worcestershire, FSC BioLinks biolinks@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3RaItnH

Our Invertebrate Volunteer ID Days are opportunities for people to come to our centres to use our lab facilities, microscopes, identification guides and other resources. They are free to attend, and they will improve your entomology knowledge and skills (booking is essential).

Free Course

04/01/2023 Mammal and Reptile Survey Methods

Online, Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford 01865 286960 est@conted.ox.ac.uk c-js.info/3bl8nl0

This part-time tutored online course is designed to equip students with the skills, techniques and know-how necessary to undertake surveys of mammal and reptile populations or individuals with confidence. The course aims to create a rich workshop experience, encouraging direct student and tutor interaction and discussion. From £440.00

19/01/2023 Discovering Marine Invertebrates (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3tgcJTg

This beginner marine invertebrate course will explore marine invertebrate biology, ecology and key identification features. By the end of the course, you will be able to classify the ten major phyla of marine invertebrates and describe common species.

Cost £35

02/02/2023 Wriggling Into Recording: 10 Yrs of the National Earthworm Recording Scheme 1 hour Days

Virtual, entoLIVE c-js.info/3Cv9kFz

Earthworms are widely-regarded as ecologically important and recognised as ecosystem engineers yet remain under-studied and we have little species-specific information on the species that inhabit the British Isles. We'll explore how earthworm researchers are using the earthworm records generated over the last 10 years to improve our understanding of earthworms.

Free Course

04/02/2023 Bumblebees and Other Wild Pollinators: How We Can Help 1 Day

Rewley House, Oxford, University of Oxford 01865 270368 ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk c-js.info/3zgqMe2

Bumblebees and other pollinators are essential for many ecosystems. However, they are seriously affected by human activities. You can help wild pollinators with fun and simple measures. Join us in Oxford to learn how.

Cost £85.00+

09/02/2023 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough: Impacts of Climate Change on Aquatic Insects 0.5 Day

Zoom, entoLIVE c-js.info/3MN5Fqn

Climate change is an issue that we are all too familiar with, but what is the impact on our aquatic invertebrates? Craig Macadam discusses his upland mayfly research and its implications in this free webinar.

Free Course

13/03/2023 The Most Remarkable Migrants of All: The Fascinating World of Fly Migration 0.5 Day

Zoom, entoLIVE c-js.info/3MN5Fqn

1-4 billion hoverflies migrate into and out of Britain each year. Despite these migratory insects helping control pest species and providing pollination services, migratory flies do not receive anywhere close to the same attention within research as vertebrates. An Exeter University study on insect migration is addressing this knowledge gap.

Cost £Free

14/03/2023 Discovering Reptiles: Identification and Ecology (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3AI710C

This introductory online course will introduce you to the key characteristics of reptiles, and will then look more in-depth into the identification and ecology of UK species. All content has been created by the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust.

Cost £45

17/03/2023 Perfect Ponds 1 Day

Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3i9hWds

If you already have a pond and want to learn how to maximise its importance to wildlife - then this is the course for you.

Cost £60

03/04/2023 Bee Conservation

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3AHirSo

This beginner course will introduce you to the threats bees are facing, and how conservationists and citizen scientists are taking action to reduce their decline. You can work through this course content and assignments at your own pace at a time that suits you.

Cost £20

07/04/2023 Discovering Rocky Shores 2 Days

Dale Fort Field Centre, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3gAsEcq

Rocky Shores are one of the most dynamic, stressful, and interesting habitats on the planet, they exhibit a strong environmental gradient, and the distribution of the organisms reflects this. This course will introduce you to this unique habitat and the varied organisms that call this home!

Cost £150

08/04/2023 Reptiles and their Ecology 1 Day

Slapton Ley Field Centre, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3EC1WrI

This course is a great introduction for anyone with an interest in reptiles and for those looking at taking their first steps into an ecology career. You will learn how to identify our native reptiles, and become familiar with their?ecology.

Cost £60

09/04/2023 Building Skills in Reptile Survey Techniques 1 Day

Slapton Ley Field Centre, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3XHWw7B

This beginner course will cover theory and practice of designing and carrying out reptile surveys using standard methods, and how to record the results. The course is suitable for anyone with a personal or professional interest in surveying for reptiles.

Cost £60

11/04/2023 Great Crested Newts: Licensing for Surveys 1 Day

Rixton Claypits, Moat Lane, Rixton, Warrington WA3 6EE, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3i4ONQp

This advanced course will cover great crested newt identification and ecology, survey techniques, the Habitat Suitability Index (HSI), and will include opportunities to practice netting, bottle trapping, torch and egg searching.

Cost £100

13/04/2023 Discovering Marine Invertebrates (Online)

Online, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3tgcJTg

This beginner marine invertebrate course will explore marine invertebrate biology, ecology and key identification features. By the end of the course, you will be able to classify the ten major phyla of marine invertebrates and describe common species.

Cost £35

13/04/2023 Great Crested Newts: Licensing for Surveys 1 Day

Rixton Claypits, Moat Lane, Rixton, Warrington WA3 6EE, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3i4ONQp

This advanced course will cover great crested newt identification and ecology, survey techniques, the Habitat Suitability Index (HSI), and will include opportunities to practice netting, bottle trapping, torch and egg searching.

Cost £100

22/04/2023 Great Crested Newts: Ecology and Surveys 1 Day

Bishops Wood Field Centre, Field Studies Council ecoskills@field-studies-council.org c-js.info/3Vq1SlL

This intermediate course will cover great crested newt identification and ecology, survey techniques, the Habitat Suitability Index (HSI), and will include opportunities to practice netting, bottle trapping, torch and egg searching.

Cost £100

28/04/2023 Amphibians 2 Days

Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3EDLgQE

Learn about the ecology and habitat of amphibians before setting safe traps in the evening and releasing them the next day.

Cost £60.00

03/05/2023 All About Bees 1 Day

Compton, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3Vjva5m

Learn about the evolution of bees, their habitat and their current decline before discovering what we can do to change their future.

Cost £60.00

05/05/2023 Willow Obelisk 1 Day

Nower Wood / Leatherhead, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3hZVbZa

Create a beautiful willow sculpture for your outdoor or indoor plants to climb on.

Cost £65.00

Various ARC's Bitesize Herpetology Courses

Online, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation www.arc-trust.org/training

ARC’s expert staff have created a new series of free, introductory training modules for anyone with an interest in amphibians and reptiles. It’s a great way to increase your knowledge of herpetology, at a pace and time that suits you. The five courses currently available cover identification skills for the 13 native species widespread non-natives. Good luck and have fun!

Free Course

Various Surveying for Protected Species

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 admin@ecologytraining.co.uk www.ecologytraining.co.uk

This self-study course consists of videos with information on the ecology and survey techniques for badgers, dormice, great crested newts, otters, reptiles, and water voles delivered by a Principal Ecologist. It includes legislation and a video of tracks and signs. There are plenty of references for further study and some book suggestions and a couple of quzzes.

Various Reptile and Amphibian ID and Surveying

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 admin@ecologytraining.co.uk www.ecologytraining.co.uk

A 3 module course to help you identify all the UK reptile and amphibian species of snake, lizard, frogs, toads and newts. Includes a section on surveying for these species. Self study in your own time.

Contact For Details Seahorse Biology, Ecology and Conservation Course

Online, The Seahorse Trust seahorsesurveycourse@aol.co.uk

A new self-guided online course covering a range of topics including seahorse biology and ecology based on the Trust's research, and considers threats to these and other marine species, and the approach used to conserve species and habitats. Proceeds directly support the work of The Seahorse Trust.

Cost £65

Various Reptile Ecology, ID and Surveying 0.5 Day

Online, Ecology Training UK 07818073660 admin@ecologytraining.co.uk www.ecologytraining.co.uk

Course covers ecology, ID and surveying of all UK reptile species via videos.

Cost £80

Various Unlocking your wildlife career

Online, Dr Kayleigh Fawcett Williams c-js.info/3izM2lQ

Are you a wildlife student or early career wildlife professional? Are you struggling to get a paid or long term wildlife role? Do you want to stop feeling stuck & learn what you can do to move forward in your wildlife career? YES? This free webinar is for you!

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