About the Stable Isotopes in Ecology Course

Understand the applications of stable isotope studies to modern ecology

Design your sampling strategy to ensure appropriate samples are collected

Learn how to handle samples in the field, and process them to achieve high quality, reproduceable data

Understand the laboratory process and present your data effectively and in line with international best practise

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Program details

Fully online

Study at your own pace at a time to suit you.


Community support from facility staff for each course.


Downloadable certificates of learning available for each method.

Lifelong access

Once you have completed the course, revisit the modules as needed.

What you need

A computer, internet access and a .ac.uk email address, enthusiasm and c. 20 hours per course.

What you don’t need

Your own data, an approved grant application to a facility, to do the course in one sitting, a PhD.

Open for enrolment Spring 2024

The stable isotopes in ecology course is currently under development with the National Environmental Isotope Facility, the course materials will be accessible in Spring/Summer 2024 follow our Facebook and Twitter pages to keep up to date @GAEAcademy.