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The Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST) offers education and training opportunities to students and professionals from any nationality studying, working or interested in the field of taxonomy, biodiversity, geodiversity and conservation.

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Integrative taxonomy in the "big data" era
18-22 March
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Zoological nomenclature
3-7 June
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Taxonomy of pollinators
1-5 July
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Northern biodiversity
29 July - 3 August
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Basics of taxonomy
28 October - 8 November
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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith