Aims/Description: To study, monitor and conserve birds effectively, a range of sampling techniques and approaches are required. This module will provide students with both theory and practical training in a range of modern avian sampling techniques, such as specimen handling and curation, morphometrics and imaging, acoustic monitoring, DNA extraction and analysis, geographic range mapping, and point counts. Students will emerge with a broad skills-set of practical and computational sampling techniques that can be readily deployed in a wide range of avian-focused academic and applied contexts.

Staff Contact: EDWARDS DAVID
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK