Wide range of different ecological habitats Wide range of different ecological habitats

We have access to a diverse and exciting array of ecological resources to use in our research and teaching. Fieldwork allows us to illustrate concepts, practice techniques and provide students with direct ‘hands on' experience of biological systems.

Students can also get involved in extracurricular conservation or wildlife related activities to further their interests and training e.g. the UEA bird ringing group.

UEA campus

The campus not only provides a beautiful environment in which to live and work but also contains a wide range of different ecological habitats and ecosystems to explore.

  • The Broad and River Yare
  • Extensive reed beds and marshland
  • Mixed woodland and butterfly meadows

Local field sites

The area around Norwich supports a wonderfully rich diversity of ecosystems, habitats and wildlife which provide excellent models systems for us to study and conserve.

  • Sand dunes systems at Winterton
  • Broadland waterways and marshes e.g. Buremarshes Saltmarsh systems - North Norfolk coast
  • Seal colonies – Horsey gap
  • Grass and heathlands – e.g. Upgate common and Thetford forest

Further afield

The annual field courses we run show the emphasis we place on fieldwork in our teaching.

  • Ireland ecology field trip
  • East African field trip