Ecology of the UK
Course fee: £195.00
Accredited by UK Rural Skills
Explore the UK's Biodiversity with our online course
Ecology of the UK is a comprehensive online course that introduces the fascinating ecology of the British Isles.
In the first two units, you will learn about ecological concepts such as keystone species, trophic levels, primary producers, consumers, and biotic and abiotic factors within systems.
The course focuses on the Ancient Woodlands, an important, biodiverse type of habitat.
In Unit 2, you will learn about diversity, including genetic diversity and distribution of species. You will become familiar with terms such as species richness as a hint of genetic diversity within a habitat or ecosystem.
In Units 3 and 4, you will concentrate on the Ancient Woodlands of the UK.
By the end of the course, you should be able to use appropriate terminology to demonstrate your understanding of ecology and how it works. You will also be able to explain the interdependence between all species within their environment.
Our Ecology of the UK course is a comprehensive training programme designed to give you a deeper understanding of ecological concepts, conservation practices, and habitat management.
Whether you are looking to work in wildlife conservation or take your education to the next level, this course is an ideal choice. Suitable for a range of professionals, including teachers, local wildlife trusts, and nature reserve workers, the course will teach you essential skills to succeed in your chosen field.
Unit 1 Concepts of Ecology
Habitats, ecosystems, nutrient cycles, biomes
Abiotic, biotic factors, food chains, food webs, niches
Keystone species, pyramids,: number, biomass
Producers, consumers, trophic levels
Unit 2 Diversity and Distribution
Genetic diversity, variation, species richness
Distribution of species
Factors affecting distribution
Propulation change - Biston betularia
Investigations into habitat choice
Unit 3 Ancient Woodlands - Origins
12,000 years BCE
Origin of ancient woodlands
Purpose and human management
Unit 4 Ancient Woodlands - Importance
Ancient woodland structure
Ground flora - Indicator species
Full fee £195.00 start this course for £19.50
Instalments: these are made by standing order at around £48.75 p.c.m. or less. International transactions will incur additional fees. You can try unit 1 before committing to the whole course. Click here for payment options including PayPal, instalments and bank transfer.
Course materials are sent via email but paper copies are available for an additional fee of £15 per unit. Postage charges may need to be added depending on your location.