Great crested newt ecology and survey techniques – April
Great crested newt ecology and survey techniques
Great crested newts inhabit a wide range of habitats throughout lowland England. The presence of ponds is essential for breeding populations, however much of the newt’s life is spent on land. It is therefore essential for ecologists to understand the principles behind effective survey strategies, the different survey techniques employed as well as highlighting the importance of bio security measures.
The course will be taught by our director Dr Lindsay Carrington MCIEEM. Lindsay has held a Natural England licence to survey great crested newt since 2000, during which time she has conducted numerous amphibian surveys and translocations throughout England for a wide range of developments and on a wide variety of waterbodies.
- The classroom based component of the course will be held at Leeson House Field Studies Centre, Langton Matravers, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3EU.
Directions will be provided when you book.
You will need to bring a packed lunch. Further details about appropriate equipment and clothing will be provided in a 'what to bring' list when you book