This course covers the breadth of considerations required for ecological restoration and gives the opportunity to undertake management planning at both site and landscape scales. Read more Read less
At a glance
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- Duration5 days
- LocationCranfield Campus
- Cost£1400 Concessions available
What you will learn
On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the principles underlying restoration ecology and ecological restoration in local, national and global contexts
- Identify the environmental and biological controls on plant community composition and ecosystem structure
- Describe the mechanisms underlying natural successional patterns in vegetation communities, as well as human-induced changes in habitat-type
- Evaluate suitable technologies for the remediation of different types of contaminated land
- Relate habitat management to ecosystem function
- At different scales, plan ecosystem creation or restoration based on the biotic and abiotic context of the area
- Design and assess the feasibility and appropriateness of a habitat restoration scheme.
- The principles of ecological restoration
- Abiotic and biotic controls on community composition
- Practical techniques for effective habitat creation and restoration
- Habitat management for faunal conservation
- Effects of changes in climate and land use on conservation practices
- Habitat case studies; for example wetland, grassland, woodland, heathland, riparian buffer strips
- Contaminated land and remediation technologies
- Contaminated land issues and market size
- Monitoring and modelling contaminants
- Hazard appraisal and risk assessment
- Importance of scale for reconstruction of habitats.
Upgrade to a professional qualificationCranfield credits are available for this short course which you can put towards selected Cranfield degrees. Find out more about short course credit points.
SpeakersProfessor Jim Harris - Professor of Environmental Technology
Concessions(20% discount for Cranfield alumni, 10% discount for colleagues of alumni)
£1340 - Professional/trade association discount
£1280 - Multiple bookings*
* Minimum of 5 delegates
Up to 50% of the funding for the tuition fee could be made available to you through the AgriFood Advanced Training Partnership for courses running in 2016 (subject to funding availability).
Accommodation options and prices
Accommodation is available at Mitchell Hall which is located on campus. All rooms are en-suite and bookings are on a half-board basis from Sunday to Friday. If you would like to book accommodation for this short course at Mitchell Hall, please indicate this on the registration form and we will arrange this for you.
Alternatively, you may wish to make your own arrangements at a nearby hotel.
Location and travel
Cranfield University is situated in Bedfordshire close to the border with Buckinghamshire. The University is located almost midway between the towns of Bedford and Milton Keynes and is conveniently situated between junctions 13 and 14 of the M1.
London Luton, Stansted and Heathrow airports are 30, 90 and 90 minutes respectively by car, offering superb connections to and from just about anywhere in the world.
Read our Professional development (CPD) booking conditions.