DEST and ForBio course: Basics of Taxonomy - describing, illustrating and communicating biodiversity

DEST (Distributed European School of Taxonomy) and ForBio are co-organizing the 5th edition of the Basics of Taxonomy Course. This course is co-funded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

This two week course gives a theoretical overview and hands on experience about different methodologies on how to describe, illustrate and communicate biodiversity. The course will cover the following topics, each taught by a expert in the matter:

• Digital drawing
• Scientific illustration
• Scientific writing and communication
• Scratchpads

Criteria for selection will be scientific merit, motivation and usefulness of the training course for the applicants. Students who complete this course will receive a 5 ECTS course certificate. Click here for more information about the course.

DEST organizes the course and for those  interested in registering, please do so through the DEST website before the July 1st 2016. There is only a limited number of places available.

ForBio will cover the registration fee for all accepted ForBio members, and this includes accommodation and meals. In addition, ForBio will cover travel for Norwegian ForBio members.

Contact Maria Capa (  for more information.

Published Mar. 16, 2016 12:07 PM - Last modified Apr. 16, 2016 11:18 PM