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Bird Survey Techniques 2017

Bird Survey Techniques 2017

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This residential course taking place at Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury on the 19th - 22nd May 2017, is taught by Kevin Clements an ecological consultant and experienced field ornithologist and naturalist.  Bird survey techniques are vital as a good measure of the 'health' of the environment and the data produced from sound, long term, surveys are essential to measure population trends.  This is a course for the keen amateur ornithologist or wildlife profesisonal who would like to learn some basic bird survey techniques.  There will be the opportunity to practice both woodland and farmland surverys, including habitat assessment in the countryside around Preston Montford.  In addition, wetland surveys, coastal surveys, winter and other supplementary techniques will be covered in lectures.  There will be one early start so come prepared for a long fieldwork day. This course is part of the MSc in Biological Recording run by Manchester Metropolitan University.

www.sste.mmu.ac.uk/recording/

Finance codes N-60009 944001

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Commercialising the MRI Scanner

Commercialising the MRI Scanner

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Self funded patients can pay for a MRI Scan which will include a radiologist report.

Cost of one body part scan will be £300, two body parts scanned during the same appointment will be £500.

A body area can be classed as the following;

  • Upper Limb Scans (hand, wrist, elbow, thoracic spine, cervical spine, shoulder)
  • Midsection Scans (sacral spine, pelvic area, lumbar spine)
  • Lower Limb Scans (foot, ankle, knee)

https://www.scanningforhealth.co.uk/

 

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Identifying Bryophytes for Conservation and Recording

Identifying Bryophytes for Conservation and Recording

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Identifying Bryophytes for Conservation and Recording

 £475.00 sole occupancy, £445.00 shared occupancy or £400 non-residential

This residential course taking place at Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury on the 28th April - 1st May 2017, is taught by Nick Law an experienced field botanist . The course is designed to help students in developing higher level field bryology skills.  It will include teaching familarity with the characteristics of the main groups of mosses and liverworts and identification of species from several different habitats and constucting keys to aid identification.  There will be a mixture of fieldwork (with guidance on how to collect, observe and record in the field) and laboratory sessions, plus talks on identification, use of keys and microscopy. This course is part of the MSc Biological Recording run by Manchester Metropolitan University.

www.sste.mmu.ac.uk/recording/

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Identifying Difficult Invertebrate Groups

Identifying Difficult Invertebrate Groups

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Identifying Difficult Invertebrate Groups

£475.00 sole occupancy, £445.00 shared occupancy or £400.00 non-residential

This residential course taking place at Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury on the 7th - 10th July 2017, is taught by Paul Lee an independent ecological consultant specialising in invertebrate ecology and conservation.  The course is designed to help students develop the range of higher level skills necessary in the identification of insects and other invertebrates and the emphasis will be on obtaining accurate, species level identifications wherever feasible.  A key part of the course will be to begin to build a refernce collection of accurately named specimens to assist in the future identification of material.  The preparation and labelling of specimens for this purpose will be explained.  Invertebrate recording schemes, the importance of record validation and the role of the expert referee will be discussed.  The course will be particularly useful for keen amateur naturalists intending to submit invertebrate records to local record centres or to national recording schemes and for environmental professionals intending to monitor invertebrates in EIA or site condition assessments.  This course is part of the MSc in Biological Recording run by Manchester Metropolitan University.

www.sste.mmu.ac.uk/recording/

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Site Assessment using Invertebrates

Site Assessment using Invertebrates

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Site Assessment using Invertebrates

£475.00 sole occupancy, £445.00 shared occupancy or £400.00 non-residential

This residential course taking place at Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury on the 1st - 4th September 2017, is taught by Paul Lee an independent ecological consultant specialising in invertebrate ecology and conservation.  This course will be particularly useful for environmental professionals who may be required to interpret freshwater and terrestrial invertebrate survey data in a variety of situations.  it provides practical experience of undertaking an invertebrate site suvery and interpreting the results using a variety of analytical tools, particularly using Natural England's Invertebrate Species-habitat Information System (ISIS)  A basic level of competence in species level identifcation in at least one group of invertebrates will be assumed.  Central to the course will be the planning, implementation and interpretation of your own site survey. This course is part of the MSc in Biological Recording run by Manchester Metropolitan University.

www.sste.mmu.ac.uk/recording/

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grasses

Identifying Sedges and their Allies 14th June 2017

£45.00

Description

A day course identifying the Cyperaceae (Sedge family) with Sarah Whild. Wednesday 14th June 2017, The Gateway, Shrewsbury.

www.sste.mmu.ac.uk/recording/

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moths

Introduction to the ecology and identification of UK macro-moths 16th August 2017

£45.00

Description

A day course on the ecology and identification of UK macro-moths with Dr Emma Coulthard,
Wednesday 16th August 2017, The Gateway, Shrewsbury.

www.sste.mmu.ac.uk/recording/

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Field Identification Skills Certificates (FISCs) 2nd August 2017

£60.00

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Field Identification Skills Certificates (FISCs)
Taking place on Wednesday, 2nd August 2017 at the Gateway in Shrewsbury.
For more information please see: http://bsbi.org/field-skills.

Finance codes 944001 N-60009

http://www.bsbi.org.uk/field_skills.html

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yellow composites

Identifying Yellow Composites 19th July 2017

£45.00

Description

Wednesday, 19th July 2017, The Gateway, Shrewsbury.

www.sste.mmu.ac.uk/recording/

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BATS_2017

Introduction to bats and acoustic identification

£45.00

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Introduction to bats and acoustic identification
Cost: £45.00

Wednesday 10th May 2017, The Gateway, Shrewsbury

www.sste.mmu.ac.uk/recording/

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PLANT

Tackling Plant Identification - 12th April 2017

£45.00

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A day course on learning how to identify wild and garden flowers using keys and other resources, with Mark Duffell.
Wednesday 12th April 2017, The Gateway, Shrewsbury

www.sste.mmu.ac.uk/recording/

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grasses

Introduction to Grasses - 17th May 2017

£45.00

Description

Introduction to Grasses, with Mark Duffell.
Wednesday 17th May 2017, The Gateway, Shrewsbury

www.sste.mmu.ac.uk/recording/

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vegetative

Using the Vegetative Key to the British Flora - 18th Sept 2017

£45.00

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Using the Vegetative Key to the British Flora, with Mark Duffell.
Monday 18th September 2017, The Gateway, Shrewsbury

www.sste.mmu.ac.uk/recording/

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Biological Recording - an introduction

£45.00

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Biological Recording - an introduction
Making good records, collecting voucher specimens, and getting involved with recording schemes near you With Sarah Whild, Wednesday, 25th October 2017, The Gateway, Shrewsbury This one day workshop will provide an introduction to making ‘biological records’ – the accepted format for wildlife observations. We will look at the schemes and societies involved, we will make some records, learn how to make accurate and precise grid references, and how to submit our records to the right people and organisations so they are used for conservation and research. We will also look at how to make voucher specimens of various types, from moss and liverwort packets, herbarium sheets, invertebrate vouchers, and other types of evidence of your sightings.
Suitable for independent wildlife surveyors, wildlife trust volunteers, junior ecologists. ID skills not necessary.

www.sste.mmu.ac.uk/recording/

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