Floodplain Meadows - monitoring, and factors affecting plant communities

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00
Avalon Marshes, Shapwick Nature Reserve, Shapwick Road, Glastonbury, BA6 9TT

The course will cover factors affecting floodplain meadow plant communities and how communities respond to these, such as hydrology and flooding, soils and nutrient loading; monitoring techniques for environmental factors including dipwells; an overview of habitat management (grassland, water management); an overview of the recent reclassification of floodplain plant communities.

There will NOT be an opportunity for identification of plants or their communities; the day will include a site visit. Examples will be drawn from sites monitored by the course leaders and by the Floodplain Meadows Partnership.

Please bring clean boots (wellies preferable) for the field visit.

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