Beginners Guide to the NVC

A one day training event providing an introduction to the theory and practice of the National Vegetation Classification (NVC) system.

This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of the National Vegetation Classification (NVC) system; a standardised method for identifying and describing many UK plant communities.

The training will cover the relevant theory of this survey method, as well as actively collect data to reinforce the methodology, before using keys to help identify the plant communities.

NVC depends upon excellent botanical skills. Wherever you are in the process of developing these skills, knowing how the NVC works can be invaluable. Applying your excellent botanical ID skills to this method can enhance your understanding of plant communities. Conversely, using the NVC method can speed up your plant ID learning due to its focussed nature e.g. recording all species within quadrats; it also sets plant ID within the context of plant communities, thus widening your skill-set from the outset.

Who Should Attend?

Ecologists, conservation professionals, conservation volunteers, students

Knowledge Level

Beginner

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the reasons for which the NVC was developed
  • Understand the NVC methodology
  • Be able to identify an homogeneous stand
  • Collect sample data from vegetation stands using NVC methodology
  • Understand how to use these data with keys to identify plant communities

Refreshments

Refreshments are provided throughout the day. Lunch is not provided.

Key Information

Start date:

Cost:

CIEEM Member: £110 / Non-member: £180

Organisation:

CIEEM

Type:

Short

Sector:

Ecology, Workshop & Practical Skills

Location:

Skipton

Contact Details: