The Centre for Conservation, Ecology & Environmental Change at BU has developed a new portfolio of short courses, aimed at environmental professionals and ecologists.
These professionally relevant courses are designed to increase your employee's skills base and help them to improve their working practices.
These courses also offer opportunities to build your own qualification.
- Aquatic Invasive Species. This course will provide delegates with an overview of the current ecological and management issues associated with aquatic invasive species based on both contemporary science and the research of the course providers.
- Field Skills. Field Skills are fundamentally important to any ecologist working in conservation biology and research. This practical course will give delegates the opportunity to develop skills aligned to varied specialisms yet with common approaches designed to address critical questions related to the conservation of marine, freshwater and terrestrial habitats.
- Freshwater Fish Ecology. This course is structured to provide a contemporary approach to fish ecology that enables current practitioners to apply their developed knowledge to their everyday working lives, and for those more new to the subject, to develop the knowledge, skills and experience that will provide a robust platform on which to build their skills from.
- GIS for Environmental Managers. This short course will be a great way to learn how to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and to understand the principles that underpin this technology.
- Marine Taxonomy and Habitat Survey. This course will focus delegates on the skills required to develop practical species identification and survey skills, necessary for professional marine habitat assessment and research.
- Social Justice in Environmental Policy. This is an applied course that provides an examination of social justice issues associated with the development of environmental policy that is particularly geared to environmental professionals and anyone with an interest in the social implications of environmental policy.