Variety of Animals and Plants in National Parks, Natural Reserves and Zoological Museums

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  • price

    500 eur

  • Credit

    3 ECTS

  • time

    2 weeks

  • Language


Field of study Life Sciences
Duration 2 weeks (90 hours)
Dates 15–26 July 2019
Credits 2 ECTS
Course Leader Algimantas Paulauskas
Maximum number of students 20
Target Group Bachelor level, Master level and PhD students, researchers and university teachers from areas of biology, bioinformatics, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, biotechnology, bioengineering, biophysics, health sciences.
Entry requirements


Basic knowledge of biology and environmental science.
Short description The course introduces participants to field methods and data analysis and includes theoretical and practical instruction in both the field and the lab. Participants will gain knowledge in using the latest techniques in field methodologies and the most recent analytical and instrumental tools. The course is especially suited to those interested in biodiversity assessment, especially plant, avian and invertebrate biodiversity. During the entire course, participants will visit different natural environments in national parks, natural reserves and zoological museums of Lithuania.
Aim The aim of the course is to provide students with evidence-based core training in the use of a wide range of sampling techniques currently available for living organisms in Natural habitats, as well as to explore techniques used for the quantification of biodiversity and the measurement of abundance.
Learning outcomes By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Monitor and assess biodiversity – critical for understanding the impacts of environmental change
  • Use quantitative analyses of biological data
  • Use variety of biological sampling techniques
Programme Structure Topics:

  • Biodiversity in Natural habitats
  • Field sampling methodologies
  • Analytical and instrumental tools
  • Quantitative analyses of biological data

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