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Lichens, Fungi and Bryophytes - Ecology, Surveying and Mitigation

19 August 2013, Cleeve, Somerset

Overview


This course examines the importance of 'Lower Plants and Fungi', often neglected species groups, in ecological surveys. The course will look at ecology of lichens, fungi and bryophytes, habitat associations, use in pollution monitoring and how to assess a site for bryophyte, lichen and fungal diversity. Participants will also learn about their importance in NVC, as measures of ecological continuity and as indicators of habitat quality. Information on mitigation for loss of lichens, fungi and bryophytes on sites to be developed will also be discussed.

Participants will learn how to identify some common  indicator species and which species groups are important in ecological surveys and why. Participants will also have the opportunity to see a range of lichens, fungi and bryophytes in the field in Goblin Combe SSSI.

Level


Beginner

Who should attend?


The course is aimed at professional ecologists, consultants, naturalists, volunteer surveyors and County Ecologists looking to improve their ecological knowledge and awareness of poorly recorded groups

Learning outcomes


By the end of the course participants will be able to:

• Recognize this species diversity and importance in ecological surveys of lichens, fungi and bryophytes

• Survey for lichens, fungi and bryophytes

• Appreciate the importance of lichens, fungi and bryophytes in measurements of habitat quality and health

Trainer


Justin Smith

Programme


The course will be delivered through presentation and field visits.
(A full programme will be provided by the trainer in due course)

 

Cost

CIEEM members £90  (£80 if booked before 19 June 2013)

Non members £180 (£160 if booked before 19 June 2013)

General Information about IEEM workshops >>

Date 19 Aug 2013 - 09:30
Location Cleeve Village Hall,
Cleeve Hill Road,
Cleeve,
North Somerset
BS49 9PQ
Website
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Email workshops@cieem.net
Telephone 01962 868626