Phytoplankton and Zooplankton Sampling, Identification, and Management

Dates: Wednesday 9 August (virtual)
Friday 11 August (on-site)

Whether a wetland is constructed or remnant, flowing or static, freshwater or saline – wetland management cannot go too far without having a good understanding of phytoplankton and zooplankton. If you are a manager, ecologist, technician, and/or a custodian of a wetland, attendance at this workshop will assist you to systematically identify such organisms as well as learn about management solutions.

The workshop is based on a hands-on experiential learning approach and training is focused on building skills in simple but systematic approaches to identification of planktons. Case studies will be cited from a variety of wetland management examples. Wetland sites at Sydney Olympic Park and elsewhere will be visited and studied.

During the workshop, highly experienced scientists, experts and practitioners will run tutorials and case studies that will illustrate how to:

  • Collect plankton samples
  • Correctly identify and monitor plankton
  • Interpret plankton data and assess management circumstances
  • Examine various management solutions

This extensive workshop is $770 for both days or $440 for one day. Prices include course contents, meals and site tours. Enjoy this two-day program, with day-1 as the fully virtual delivery and day-2 as the full face-to-face (onsite at Sydney Olympic Park).

Bookings close on Friday 21 July 2023, limited places are available. 

If you have questions about this event, please contact the Sydney Wetland Institute at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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