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Sample and identify freshwater macroalgae on our FBA course

Book your place now on the FBA's training course: 'Identifying macroalgae' taking place Wednesday 25 – Thursday 26 May 2016 at our Windermere site near Ambleside, Cumbria. Participants will learn how to collect and identify those freshwater macroalgae most likely to be encountered during LEAFPACS and other freshwater surveys. Also includes an introduction to the use of macroalgae for rapid assessment.

The two-day course is tutored by Martyn Kelly and Allan Pentecost.

A few places are still available on the course which is suitable for all levels. To find out more details and to book a place, please go to or contact us at

Facilities Assistant - Post Filled

£15,500 - £17,000 (Pro Rata) 20 hours per week

The Freshwater Biological Association is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Facilities Assistant at its Ferry Landing offices on the western side of Windermere. The Freshwater Biological Association is a small independent charity with offices in Windermere and Dorset, promoting the sustainable management of freshwater ecosystems and resources. Based in Windermere, the Facilities Assistant will support the Facilities Manager in maintaining its Windermere Estate. If you are interested and would like to know more, then please email or call 015394 42468. Please note, applications will be considered on receipt and interviews will take place over the coming weeks.

FREE - NERC funded places for Freshwater Advanced Training Short Course - APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

Supported by NERC, the Freshwater Biological Association and Bournemouth University are offering an Advanced Training Short Course in Freshwater Taxonomy and Field Identification Skills. This five day course will be run at the FBA River Laboratory in Dorset 27 June - 1 July 2016. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis (priority will be given to those with NERC funding).

Deadline for applications is Sunday 15 May 2016. Click here for more information and an application form.

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