Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27
The week-long residential course is based at the university’s field station in the far north of Scotland. The location is stunning and, for many students, a new experience of unfamiliar plant communities.
You are introduced to representatives of the local flora. We teach skills in recognising key features of plant species.
You are encouraged to consider the reasons why and where plant species are found within the northern landscape.
You will consider ways in which plants’ distributions and associations can be sampled.
Assessments are a plant ID test (50%) and making an identification key (50%).
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: In-course assessment (50%) plant identification; written report on small project (50%).
Resit: Retake course.
Continuous discourse amongst students and academic staff ensures enhanced skills in plant identification and an appreciation of ecological issues.