Introduction to NVC surveying
21 June 2018, 09:30 - 16:00 (Add to calendar)
The course will introduce the techniques of National Vegetation Classification (NVC), a tool for assessing plant communities in semi-natural and man-made habitats. The day will start with an introduction to the classification system and associated techniques and sampling methods. This will be followed by tutor-led field sessions providing the opportunity to practise techniques in sampling and recording in the field. We will be focusing on the characteristics of a variety of grassland habitats in the local area, but other habitats will be mentioned. By the end of the course participants will have a basic understanding of the NVC system, methodology, analysis and interpretation of data.
Trainer: Jonny Stone. Jonny is an experienced vegetation surveyor and habitat restoration ecologist. He has been involved in numerous consultancy projects throughout Britain for both statutory and non-statutory organisations.
Bring: 10x or 20x hand lens, botanical ID guides you are familiar with. The course involves fieldwork, so sturdy footwear and clothing appropriate to kneeling down and to the prevailing weather conditions are required.
Tea and coffee provided, but bring a packed lunch. As the afternoon field session is a short journey away, some car sharing will be required in order to reach the site.
For more details contact: Simone Bullion, firstname.lastname@example.org