Invasive non-native species (INNS) are recognised as one of the greatest threats to biodiversity globally and in recent years has started to be taken seriously as having wider environmental and economic damages estimated to cost being costing 5% of the world’s economy.
This introductory classroom-based course will focus on plants but will touch on other groups touching on;
– The main INNS in the UK
– The history of how they arrived
– Why they are so successful and thrive
– ID features, problems and benefits
– Biosecurity measures, control and treatment methods
– Campaigns, monitoring & recording
– Policies & strategies and
– Horizon scanning for future problematic species.
This course is suitable ideal for amateur or professional botanists/ecologists both in the voluntary or ecological sector. Some prior knowledge of ecology would be useful but not essential.
Tutor: Jo Mullett
Booking essential via email@example.com or on 07790505232
Refreshments: Drinks provided but please bring a packed lunch