Peat And Peatlands In Wales

Course Details

Module Code: XS10510

Class Code: AA301E

Venue: Penglais, Hugh Owen A9

Town: Aberystwyth

Day: Friday

Start Time: 10am

End Time: 5pm

Start Date: 26-06-2020

End Date: 28-06-2020

Tutor: Slater, Fred(Dr)

Other Date(s):
27/06/2020

Fees:
Full Fee: £120.00
Concessions: £110.00
Fee Waiver Fee: £10.00

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The course will begin with a review of how peat and peatlands form, their vegetational and structural history and the range of peatland types to be found in Wales today. Emphasis will be placed on the students? ability to identify peatland plants and understand their ecology and their conservation. The course will briefly examine peatland utilisation past and present and discuss how the habitat can be protected into the future. On the course there will be the opportunity to visit examples of peatland to examine the plant life and to take a core of peat to determine its history.

Seminars (1 x 1.5 hours)

  • An introduction to peat and peatlands
  • How to produce the `portfolio?
  • Workshops (7 x 1.5 hours) covering:
  • How peatlands form
  • History in the peat
  • Peatland hydrology and chemistry
  • Peatland plants and animals
  • Peatland utilisation past and present
  • Peatland protection and conservation
  • Fieldwork (2 x 4 hours)
  • Peatland visits to examine the plant life, probe its history and discuss its conservation and management.
  • Examples: Cors Goch Glan Teifi (Tregaron Bog)as a raised bog and blanket peat and peat core. Cors Fochno (Borth Bog) to study formation, protection, conservation and the sunken forest.

The course will begin with a review of how peat and peatlands form, their vegetational and structural history and the range of peatland types to be found in Wales today. Emphasis will be placed on the students' ability to identify peatland plants and understand their ecology and their conservation. The course will briefly examine peatland utilisation past and present and discuss how the habitat can be protected into the future. On the course there will be the opportunity to visit examples of peatland to examine the plant life and to take a core of peat to determine its history.

Note

This module is at CQFW Level 4