Wetlands Biodiversity Assessment

  • Start

    2017-06-19

  • price

    500 eur

  • Credit

    2 ECTS

  • time

    1 week (60 hours)

  • Language

    English

The course introduces participants to field methods and data analysis and includes theoretical and practical lessons in both the field and the lab. Participants will learn the latest techniques in field methodologies and how to use the most recent analytical and instrumental tools. The course is especially suited to those interested in wetlands ecology, and plant, avian and invertebrate biodiversity. During the entire course participants will stay at the territory of one of national parks in Lithuania.

Entry requirements

Basic knowledge of zoology and botany.

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:

  • 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

Themes:

  • Wetlands biodiversity;
  • Field sampling methodologies;
  • Analytical and instrumental tools;
  • Quantitative analyses of biological data.