Invertebrate Identification for Biotic Assessment (Advanced, Accredited)

This course is aimed at professionals with experience in freshwater invertebrate identification. It is an accredited course and includes an examination.

Skill Level:



This three day course covers the identification of the freshwater macroinvertebrate families used for biotic assessment (BMWP, WHPT, LIFE and PSI).

At the end of the course, participants will be examined on their identification skills and, if the required standard is attained, a certificate of achievement in family- level invertebrate identification will be awarded. This course is part of a series of FBA accredited invertebrate identification courses; future courses will allow participants to demonstrate their skills in taking individual groups of invertebrates to species level. This course is entirely lab based. The tutor for the course, John Davy-Bowker is a knowledgeable freshwater biologist with considerable research and teaching experience. Lunch is provided for the duration of the course. 


FBA @ Ferry Landing


John Davy-Bowker


FBA Members Price: £607
Early Bird Price: £642
Regular Price (from Sept 9th): £675 

This course is also running from the 8th-10th of June 2020 at the River Lab, Dorset. 

11/4/2020 9:00 AM - 11/6/2020 5:00 PM
GMT Standard Time
The Freshwater Biological Association The Ferry Landing Far Sawrey Windermere, LA22 0LP UNITED KINGDOM

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Early bird rates apply to fees paid at least eight weeks before the start of the course. Please note that only one discount can be applied at any one time.

Courses may be altered or cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, and will only run subject to sufficient participant uptake.