STI and ForBio course: Training course on identification of soil animals

This course is arranged by the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative (STI) and the Research School In Biosystematics (ForBio), and is given in Uppsala at the Ecology department, SLU in 10-14 november 2014.

The course will cover the most important soil fauna groups and consists of lectures by internationally renowned experts followed by practical seminars to give students hands-on determination experience. Emphasis will be on understanding the diversity in a soil sample, in addition to achive a deeper knowledge of identification and sampling in at least one of the studied organism groups: Potworms (Enchytraeidae, småringmaskar); Springtails (Collembola, hoppstjärtar); Soil nematodes (Nematoda, marklevande rundmaskar); Oribatid mites (Oribatida, hornkvalster); Woodlice (soil living Isopoda, gråsuggor); or soil living insect larvae (Insecta, marklevande insektslarver).

More information about the workshop and how to register can be found here.

Application deadline is October 20, 2014.

Contact Sanna Nordström at STI ( or Aino Hosia at ForBio ( for more information.

Published Sep. 12, 2014 2:20 PM - Last modified Sep. 12, 2014 2:20 PM