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Introduction to Bryophytes

Friday 27 October 2023 at 10:00 am to 4:30 pm


A moss called Bryum displaying it's capsules.This is a one-day course to introduce and develop understanding of bryophytes and to develop skills in their identification. It is aimed at beginners. The number of species in this group and the apparent similarity between many of them can make them daunting for a novice. The terminology itself can seem impenetrable. However, this course is intended to show that, with a little help, these obstacles can be overcome, opening the door to a fascinating group of organisms able to tell us much about the environments in which they are found and how these might be changing.

This workshop will be presented by Dr Paul Smith, a BSc and PhD qualified Botanist of 40 years’ post graduate experience, including work for Local Authorities, Natural England, Multi-national consultancies, and the Wildlife Trusts. He is a Senior Associate Teacher with the University of Bristol. A list of Paul’s publications is available here.His book on indicator plants is available from the Natural History Book Service. Paul received the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust Wildlife Hero award in 2018 for work relating to habitat restoration. His latest paper is available to read online here.

Book your place

Booking is essential. Book your place using the University online shop.

You will need to register your details. You will only be charged once you have confirmed your booking.

Enrolment will close 2 days before the start of the course. We only accept online bookings.

Standard course fee £85

Students £40

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Friday 27 October 2023
10:00 am to 4:30 pm


University of Bristol Botanic Garden
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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0117 42 82041

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