Discovering Amphibians: Identification and Ecology (Online Course)

Increase your knowledge and explore the world of UK amphibians. For many of us, one of our first experiences in meeting wildlife is with frogs and tadpoles in our gardens.

This introductory course is a great introduction for anyone with an interest in herpetofauna and for those looking at taking their first steps into an ecology career. All content has been created by the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust, so you can be confident that you are getting information from leading experts working within this field.

Being able to identify and make site adjustments for herpetofauna is a critical skill for anyone working within a consultancy career. This course will introduce you to the key characteristics of amphibians, and will then look more in-depth into UK species. By the end of the course, you will be able to identify common UK species as well as non-native, explain their basic ecology and also have a basic understanding of key mitigations needed when working in an area of interest for amphibians.

This is a 3-week online course covering 3 topics, for which you will complete a variety of self-led online study content, activities, assignments and live Zoom sessions. Time commitment is approximately 2-3 hours a week and an E-certificate is provided upon completion.

Increase your knowledge of UK amphibians through these topics:

      • Introduction to Amphibians
      • UK Amphibian Identification
      • UK Amphibian Ecology

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

    • Explain Amphibian taxonomy, anatomy, and main ID features and how they differ from other animals.
    • Identify UK Amphibian species and their defining features
    • Describe the different habitats, ranges and life cycles of UK amphibians
    • Identify reasonable adjustments that need to be taken to protect amphibians
    • Share this knowledge with friends, family and fellow volunteers.

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Start date:

14th January 2022 at 10:00am




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