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A rocky landscape punctuated with green plants.

FSC Courses taught by Biology Department Lecturers

Limestone Flora

Four Day Course

Run jointly with Manchester Metropolitan University. The emphasis during the day will be on identification in the field. Evenings will mainly be spent in the classroom to practise using keys, use microscopes to help confirm the identification of a few more difficult species, and understand why limestone supports such a specialist flora.

Grass Identification

Four Day Course

With their inconspicuous flowers, grasses possess an aura of difficulty and are often avoided. This course will remove the mystique from their identification through a combination of careful examination of characters and practise in a variety of habitats. The course is particularly suitable for beginners and intermediates.

Phase 1 Habitat Surveys

Five Day Course

This course aims to provide the basic skills to undertake Phase 1 surveys and then to develop this knowledge with experience across a variety of habitats, allowing the wider applications and potential difficulties of the process to be explored. No prior knowledge is assumed although those with some experience wishing to extend their experience are very welcome.

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