This new course offers students practical experience of the natural environment in the West of Ireland.

Teaching will be by means of lectures, seminars and excursions to Connemara, Joyce Country, the Burren and East Galway. Field trips will facilitate contact with the Irish countryside, habitats, flora, fauna and Irish conservation practitioners.

This course is designed to encourage a multi-disciplinary approach to studying ecology by looking at all aspects of how habitats are created and maintained through natural processes and anthropogenic activity.

Students will be introduced to key elements of geology, hydrology and ecology and will then develop their field skills in species identification, with a particular focus on the conservation and sustainable management of key habitats and resources in the West of Ireland.  

Applications for the 2016 International Summer School Programme can now be made online.

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