CALCAREOUS GRASSLANDS: PLANT ID and NVC – 2 Day Course
The grasses (Poaceae) are an extremely important group of plants, both ecologically and economically. They can give us a lot of information about habitats and their ecology. This workshop is aimed to ecologists, and people involve in nature conservation. We will be digging our hands into the world of grasses, and its morphology. We will be we will be looking at how to identify the species found in calcareous grasslands. During the second day we will be looking at how certain species grow in particular habitats, and how to use them as ecological indicators, especially in the context of the National Vegetation Classification systems used in the UK to describe plant communities. This course will explore the techniques and tools and resources available to support your field work.
There will be an option to continue your practices with grasses ID as a distance learning format.
ABOUT THE TUTOR
Julia Quinonez is a professional biologist and anthropologist with an interest in Botany and how humans interact with plants. Her teaching approach aims to enthuse people to explore nature’s flora and fauna. She has work extensively doing field surveying in the UK. Julia is a member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).
DATES: 12th & 13th July 2019 PRICE: £100
LOCATION: Rainton Meadows