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COURSE INFO PROVIDER: Midwest Biodiversity Institute
COURSE TITLE: Vegetation Index of Biotic Integrity (VIBI)

INSTRUCTORS Mick Micacchion

COURSE DESCRIPTION Our VIBI training is an intensive three day course that provides a thorough understanding of the development of the VIBI and VIBI-FQ and how they are used. Both classroom and field instruction is incorporated into the course. Participants learn the principles behind the field protocols and then apply them in a local wetland as they lay out sample plots and gather vegetation community measures. Finally, participants are shown how to use the collected data to develop VIBI and VIBI-FQ scores for the wetlands sampled.
Participants can expect to leave the course with a firm understanding of the methods for accurate wetland assessments using the VIBI and VIBI-FQ. Upon completion of the two day training, attendees will be confident in their abilities to effectively evaluate wetlands in the field and know how and where to seek additional guidance when needed. A certificate documenting successful participation in the course will be provided to each attendee.

Credit Points: 1.6

SYLLABUS/TOPICAL OUTLINE An agenda for the course is attached.
View or download the outline here: MBIHO12-018_SecV_5677.docx

Mick Micacchion
4673 Northwest Parkway, Hilliard, OH 43026
P: 614-403-2085
F: 614-457-6005


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