Course fee: £350.00
Accredited by UK Rural Skills
Our Ecology training course offers a comprehensive overview of the study of ecology. With a strong theoretical foundation, as well as hands-on practical experience, this course provides the tools you need to succeed in the field.
In-depth topics cover species distribution, tropical rainforest and marine ecology. You will also learn how to conduct practical ecological investigations and to present information to ecological standards.
The course is aimed at those seeking to further their studies in ecology and wildlife conservation, habitat management and conservation, or to prepare for a career in these fields.
The course also offers valuable CPD for local authority conservation officers, environmental officers as well local Wildlife Trust workers and volunteers.
Unit 1 Concepts of Ecology
*Habitat, ecosystem, nutrient cycles, biomes
*Abiotic biotic factors, food chain food webs, niches
*Keystone species, pyramids: number, biomass
*Populations, communities, succession, zonation
*Producers, consumers, trophic levels
Unit 2 Diversity and Distribution
*Genetic diversity, variation, species richness *Distribution of species *Factors affecting distribution
*Population change - Biston betularia
*Investigations into habitat choice
Unit 3 Tropical Rainforests
*Tropical rainforest dynamics *Canopy layers - stratified habitat types *Species adaptations to environment
*Tropical rainforest distribution *Nutrient cycles in rainforests *Rainforest fragility
Unit 4 Marine Ecology
*Marine habitats: shoreline, deep ocean, mangroves, seagrasses *Coral reefs, nutrient cycles, fragility
*Saltwater dynamics: salinity, photic zone, ocean currents, thermocline
*Marine life and adaptations
Unit 5 Survey and Sampling Methods: Virtual Field Work & Self-Directed investigation
*Species recognition (dichotomous keys) *Sampling techniques: plants, animals *Virtual field study and report
*Simple statistics for ecological studies
Unit 6 Using & Presenting Information for Ecology
*Data collection, analysis, presentation, conclusions
*Virtual survey results, own survey results
*Use of statistics for ecological results and conclusions
Course fee: £350.00 start this course for £35.00
Instalments: these are made by standing order at £35.00 p.c.m. 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.
Accredited training course in ecology | diversity | distribution | tropical rainforest ecology | marine ecology | practical work