Identifying Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

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A Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth Course

Learn the fundamentals of grass, sedge and rush identification

Green leaves that all look the same and no pretty flowers so difficult to identify! Learn essential and valuable skills for any field and conservation ecologists and hopefully, by the end of this course, you will know this statement is not true.

Emphasis will be on practical skills with identification taking place mainly in the laboratory where there is the time and equipment to fully examine specimens. A range of common species, both flowering and non-flowering, from local habitats will be used.

The focus will be on learning how to identify and develop the skills and confidently use a flora. Students should become familiar with a good range of common species relating these species to their preferred habitat and be able to identify these species in the field, producing a portfolio of specimens and a small voucher collection.

A valuable course for professional development.
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Course Code: AB308E 10 credits level 4

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01970 623111
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Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DZ
£120 full price (£110 concessions)
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Dates and times
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Course commences 10.00 am and finishes 5.00 pm each day
13 July 2019 to 15 July 2019
Margaret Howells
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