Introduction to Phase 1 Habitat Surveys
5 May 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Phase 1 Habitat classification is based principally on vegetation with some reference to topography and substrate. Course participants will learn how to plan a survey, undertake the survey and map its vegetation on to Ordnance Survey maps using specified habitat types/codes. We will also look at other resources such as aerial photography and discuss their suitability for certain aspects of the survey.
This course provides an introduction to Phase 1 Habitat Surveys. This is the standard method of assessing and recording wildlife habitats and sites and are widely used by the ecological industry. Anyone needing to carry out basic ecological surveys in relation to planning and development or site conservation and management will find this course covers the essential techniques.
Mark Duffell has had a lifetime interest in plants gaining the RHS Diploma in Horticulture, becoming 'Young Horticulturist of the Year' in 2001 and completing an MSc in Biological Recording and Species Identification. He now runs Arvensis Ecology splitting his time between conducting botanical surveys and teaching botanical identification and survey techniques to undergraduate and postgraduate students of universities, consultants and environmental organisations.
This course will be held in the yurt at Coombes Valley RSPB Nature Reserve. There is carparking available at the site and the yurt is a short walk downhill from the carpark.
Coombes Valley RSPB Nature Reserve,