Skrudalienas parish, Latvia

From Bryophyte Identification to Practical Use

when 3 July 2023 - 12 July 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4.5 EC

In Latvia, due to historical and cultural habitat management and nature conservation traditions, one can find natural environments containing bryophytes, rarely found in other parts of Europe. Bryophytes are the oldest terrestrial plants, and unlike other plants, are adapted to live in various habitats and on different substrates. Besides being major peat formers, bryophytes are an important element in ecosystem functioning and important indicators of environmental quality.

Course leader

Dr. Anna Me┼żaka

Target group

Undergraduate and graduate students

Course aim

The aim of the course is to educate students from various countries and cultural backgrounds in bryophyte identification, ecology, conservation and practical use within a Latvian historical and cultural perspective through practical training in field trips and in the laboratory, and using exercises and lectures.

Fee info

EUR 0: Ten (10) student candidates will be accepted into the course. Accommodation (lodging and three meals per day), course materials, course fee, transportation and planned activities in the course will be covered by the Republic of Latvia State Education Development Agency.
Students accepted into the course will cover all other expenses, including visa, travel from home country to Latvia and back and health insurance.