Introduction to Phase 1 Habitat Mapping and Plant Identification

This two day course focuses on building skills in plant identification and the use and application of Phase 1 survey methodology. Learning is developed through a combination of classroom and field based sessions.

Day 1 will introduce plant taxonomy, with particular regard to some British plant families. Participants will identify examples in the classroom, followed by further application of plant identification using keys during a field trip.

The second day will introduce phase 1 survey methodology. Participants will apply the methodology in classroom-based group-work exercises followed by a field visit integrating the phase 1 methodology with plant-identification.

The course will finish with a discussion of the results collected and a feedback session on writing habitat descriptions

Who Should Attend?

Consultants, students, LPA Ecologists, conservation officers in SNCOs or NGOs

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Introduction to dichotomous keys for plants
  • Gain confidence in identifying and describing a range of lowland habitats
  • Understand the use and limitations of Phase 1 habitat survey
  • Introduction to family characteristics of at least 5 commonly occurring British plant families
  • Develop skills in writing habitat descriptions

Course fee includes refreshments throughout each day but lunch is not included.

Key Information

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CIEEM Member: £220 / Non-member: £360






Ecology, Workshop & Practical Skills


Bathley Newark , Notts

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