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


DEST (Distributed European School of Taxonomy) and ForBio are pleased to restart the popular Basics of Taxonomy Course.

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

• Digital drawing
• Scientific illustration
• Scientific writing and communication
• e-Taxonomy and biodiversity informatics tools and workflows
• DELTA (DEscription Language for TAxonomy)

Dr. Matz Berggren, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg
Dr. Charles Oliver Coleman, Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
Dr. Tomas Cedhagen, Department of Biosciences - Aquatic Biology, Aarhus University
Dr. Gábor Lövei, Department of Agroecology - Crop Health, Aarhus University
Dr. Dimitrios Koureas, Naturalis Biodiversity Center

Selection and registration

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.

Please register for the course through the DEST website before August 1st 2019. There is a limited number of places available. The course has a minimum number of attendants for it to be taught.

The registration fee for this course is 900 €, includes course attendance, teaching, course material, accommodation and meals at Tollboden, Marine Biological Research Station, Drøbak, Norway. ForBio will cover the registration fee and travel for ForBio members based at Norwegian institutions.

Contact Hugo de Boer for more information.

Published Mar. 14, 2019 11:57 AM - Last modified Mar. 14, 2019 12:07 PM