Indicator Plants of Woodland, Wetland, Heath and Acid Grassland
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Indicator Plants of Woodland, Wetland, Heath and Acid Grassland

When: Tuesday, 3 September 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Where: Castle Moffat
East Lothian
EH41 4LW
United Kingdom

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This one day beginner to intermediate level training course delivered by Ben Averis will equip delegates with the skills to be able to recognise which plant species are good indicators of various types of woodland, wetland, heath and acid grassland. 

A majority of the day will be field based walking through the site looking at different kinds of woodland, wetland, heath and acid grassland, noting the important indicator species within them and discussing what those species tell us about the habitat’s ecology, management, etc. 

There will be a question and answer time at end of day, though questions will also be welcome throughout the day. 

Ben has over 35 years of experience of professional botanical survey and monitoring work in a wide range of habitats in Britain for a wide range of clients including government agencies, conservation charities and ecological consultancies. 

Who Should Attend?
Land managers, local authority ecologists/planners, conservation officers, students, ecological consultants, environmental managers, wardens, rangers and anyone else with an interest in vegetation and habitats.

Knowledge Level
Beginner - Intermediate

Prior Knowledge
No prior knowledge is required.

Learning Outcomes
Know a good range of plant species that are good indicators of various types of woodland, wetland, heath and acid grassland.
Be able to accurately identify those species
Understand more about the ecology of those species
Understand more about variation within each of woodland, wetland, heath and acid grassland
Understand more about vegetation classification in general

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Please bring your own packed lunch.


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