University of Technology Sydney

99027 Plant Identification and Vegetation Surveys

4cp; online self-paced activities over six weeks and a one-day field trip to a forest location in NSW
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The ability to identify plants and conduct vegetation surveys is an essential combination of skills required for many careers in environmental sciences. The effective application of such skills in field assessments of biodiversity are relied upon by a wide range of end-users including government agencies, local councils, private consultancies, conservation groups and land managers. In this subject, students learn how to identify plants and conduct vegetation surveys so that they can complete field assessments of biodiversity to suit the needs of this wide range of end-users. Online self-paced learning is complemented with a hands-on, field-based training day so that students become highly skilled in plant identification, vegetation survey methods and communication of key findings of field assessments of biodiversity.

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