Plant Diversity

Plant Diversity


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What’s the difference between grass, ferns and mosses?

They are plants and have green leaves. Yes, but we need to know a great deal more about the diversity of plants to develop an interest in the environment, field biology, wildlife and gardening.

This course is run at CAT by Aberystwyth University. Please book the course through Aberystwyth University online or by calling 01970 621 580 before booking accommodation at CAT.

Key information

  • Duration: three days
  • Upcoming dates: 04/10/2019 to 6/10/2019
  • Start and finish times: starts at 10am and ends at 4pm on the last day.
  • Fees: £120; concessions £110 (paid via Aberystwyth University). Optional full board accommodation at CAT £130 (shared) or £170 (single)
  • Includes: tuition, all materials, full board accommodation
  • What to bring: waterproof clothing is recommended

What you will learn

Find out the science behind sorting out members of the Plant Kingdom. (The secret is in their life cycles and structure of their reproductive organs!).

From A for Anemone to Z for Zinnia and all types of conifers, horsetails, ferns and mosses in between, their relationships to each other will be revealed. By examining their structure and studying the evolutionary processes that resulted in this diversity of form, you will be able to place plants into related groups.

There will be plenty of specimens to examine. This is a fascinating and essential core course for both ecology Certificates.

It is an excellent background for anyone interested in other courses involving plant life.

Booking

This course is run at CAT by Aberystwyth University. Please book the course through Aberystwyth University online or by calling 01970 621 580 before booking accommodation at CAT.

Meet your tutors

Emma Maxwell

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