Certificate in Field Techniques for Surveying Mammals & Reptiles

University of Oxford

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Post-Graduate Certificate/Diploma
Completion: 5 Weeks
Distance: Distance Education
Commitment: Part-Time


This course is designed to equip students with the skills, techniques and know-how necessary to undertake surveys of mammal and reptile populations or individuals with confidence. The course aims to enable students to make their own spatial and temporal observations and recordings of mammals and reptiles, and will explore how to design appropriate sampling strategies and protocols.

As a part-time course taught online, Field Techniques for Surveying Mammals and Reptiles is ideal for professional ecological consultants, environmental managers and rangers, research and postgraduate students, and volunteers that are seeking flexible study combined with expert training. The course can be taken from anywhere in the world and is international in its use of case studies and examples. Past students on the Ecological Survey Techniques programme have joined us from the UK, the USA, Australia, Africa and Europe.

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