Saturday 7th Jul 2018
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
The use of environmental and botanical data in forensic science has a long history dating to at least the early 20th Century. Participants will learn about the ways in which vegetation and other forms of environmental evidence can be used to help understand criminal activity.
They will also practice some basic investigatory skills that may be used at a crime scene. Please note, some aspects of this course may be challenging to some participants as it will be necessary to discuss scenarios involving the ecology of the decomposition of human remains.
Sharon Brown is a botanist – geographer currently working as an independent ecologist with habitat assessment and management as a main area of expertise. Over time she has also worked for the Nature Conservancy Council, Scottish Rangering, Wildlife Trusts and latterly as an associate tutor for the FSC. As a naturalist she has a fascination for wild places, as well as the wild in more urban settings and an enthusiasm for passing this to others through practical application.
For further information on the course or to book your place use the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.