Wetland biodiversity assessment

  • Start


  • price

    550 eur

  • Credit

    2 ECTS

  • time

    1 week

  • Language

Field of study Life Sciences
Application deadline Registration is closed.
Dates 5 August 2018 – 11 August 2018
Contact person Elena Plotnikova elena.plotnikova@vdu.lt
Maximum number of students 10
Target Group Bachelor, master level and PhD students, researchers and university teachers from areas of ecology, biology, environmental sciences, geography, forestry, agronomy, horticulture.
Entry requirements Basic knowledge of zoology and botany.
Short description The course introduces participants to field methods and data analysis and includes theoretical and practical lessons in both the field and lab. Participants will learn the latest techniques in field methodologies and will use the most recent analytical and instrumental tools. The course is especially suited to those interested in wetland ecology, and plant, avian and invertebrate biodiversity. During the entire course participants will stay at the territory of one of the national parks in 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 a wetlands environment, 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:

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

  • Wetland biodiversity
  • Field sampling methodologies
  • Analytical and instrumental tools
  • Quantitative analyses of biological data
Fee 550 EUR (includes tuition, teaching material, social programme, trips, excursions, refreshments provided during the cultural evening and opening/closing ceremonies).