Diversity of Invertebrates

Specialist
Summary information

A Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth Ecology Course

Discover the diversity of invertebrates that can be found in west Wales.

The focus is on practical methods of capturing, handling and identifying invertebrates found in various habitats around the venue. This will include using pit-fall traps for those that crawl, beating and sweep-nets for those that fly and hopefully light trapping for moths and other night fliers. With the specimens indoors, their amazing diversity, adaptations and life cycles will be revealed with the aid of microscopes, identification keys and of course, help from the tutor. Techniques essential for carrying out surveys which form the basis of management plans for their conservation is also covered. A wider range of organisms are covered when compared with the Entomology (insects only), these including: woodlice, millipedes, spiders, molluscs, earthworms and insects. As a consequence this course is not so weather dependent and you could select a focus group.

Booking and further information
Telephone number: 
01970 623111
Address: 
Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DZ
Cost: 
£120 full price /£100 concession
Contact name: 
Reception
Dates and times
More dates and times information: 
Course commences 10.00am to 5.00pm
5 June 2020 to 7 June 2020
Teachers
Phil Ward
Venue information