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This field based module is designed to provide a complementary range of vocational skills that are commonly used to study animals. The course covers both invertebrate and vertebrate groups and takes place in a diverse number of locations and habitat types in South Wales. Core areas included in this module are: 

  • Bat ecology - monitoring and survey techniques
  • Live mammal trapping – ethics and best practice
  • Bird identification and census techniques
  • Amphibian and reptile identification and survey techniques
  • Habitat assessment
  • Field entomology – techniques and applications

Please note that practical work is subject to alteration depending on staff and weather conditions.

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Ecology group field course work