Upland Ecology, Scotland

The mountains and upland areas of Scotland provide us with an opportunity to visit some of the few natural habitats left in the UK.

The ecology field trip to Mull, an island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, provides a chance to experience some amazing landscapes, from mountains to coasts, and to learn about the ecology of key plant and animal species. Each day you’ll visit a variety of sites including mountains, rocky coastlines, fertile shell-sand beaches and heather moorland, with the aim of understanding the landscape, the place of key species within it, and conservation and management issues. As well as visiting sites of great scenic beauty, you’ll also get to know the spectacular flora of the region and you’ll see a broad range of animal species such as red deer, white-tailed eagle, seals, mountain hare, hen harrier and a variety of seabirds.