Some pictures of past courses

Fish Osteology at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Brussels, 01-05 August 2016
taught by Prof. Dr Wim Van Neer and Dr Wim Wouters


Bones! Identification of isolated fish bones found during archaeological excavations.

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Collecting methods and identification of parasitic wasps, with special emphasis on
Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera)
, at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, 25-29 July 2016.
Individual training-on-the-job given by Dr Mircea Dan-Mitroui


Fieldwork, placing yellow pan traps to collect insects


And now the labwork, study the collections material and identification of the collected specimens!

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Training program in Entomology (special. Diptera Syrphidae), emphasis on collection
management and bioindicator use, Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Ferrara, 04-08 July 2016,
taught by Dr. Daniele Sommaggio & Dr. Carla Corazza


Syrphidae fieldwork


Lecture


 


Labwork, identifying Syrphidae

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Acoustic identification of bats at the Abruzzo Lazio and Molise National Park, central Italy,
15-18 June 2016, taught by Dr Danilo Russo

Basics of sound analysis

On the way to the field

Bat detector training

The enthusiastic trainees and trainers!

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Entomological research in protected areas
held at Museum of Natural History, University of Florence, from 23-27 May 2016
taught by Dr Luca Bartolozzi

group picture

lab work

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Zoological Nomenclature
held at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle Paris from 16-20 May 2016
thaught by Prof. Alain Dubois


Course participants and teacher


Solving nomenclatural problems!

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Philosophy of Biological Systematics
held at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Brussels from 7 - 11 September 2015
taught by Dr Kirk Fitzhugh

Training provider Dr Kirk Fitzhugh, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Course participants

Lunch time in the park of the Museum!

Receiving the training certificate

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Fish Osteology
held at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Brussels from 27 July to 4 August 2015
taught by Prof. Dr Wim Van Neer

Trainees Anna Grezak and Ula Iwaszczuk with training coach Wim Wouters

And even more fish bones in the air!

And finally we got our certificate! Left to right: Prof. Wim Van Neer, training coach Wim Wouters and trainees Anna and Ula

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Training program in Entomology (special. Diptera Syrphidae), emphasis on collection management and bioindicator use
held at the Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Ferrara from 29 June to 3 July 2015
taught by Dr Daniele Sommaggio & Dr. Carla Corazza

Ready for fieldwork

Putting up Malaise trap 

Identification in the lab (photo by Augusto León Montoya)

Trainees and trainers (photo by Serena Magagnoli)

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Taxonomy of cave beetles with emphasis on Coleoptera Cholevinae
held at the Museo di Storia Naturale di Verona from 15 - 19 June 2015
taught by Dr. Leonardo Latella

Trainees Davide Di Grumo and Luca Dorigo identifying and drawing Colevids (photo L. Latella).

Ready for the cave to collect Colevids (photo L. Dorigo).

Collection storage room with insect boxes (photo D. Di Grumo).

Cooking and eating insects! (photo D. Di Grumo)

And finally the training certificate!
From left to right the trainees Davide di Grumo, Luca Dorigo and training provider Dr Leonardo Latella
(photo D. Di Grumo)

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Taxonomy and Systematics of Cenozoic and Recent marine Bryozoa
held at the Upper Austrian State Museum from 25 May - 5 June 2015
taught by Dr. Björn Berning

Enthusiastic trainees Tena (Croatia) and Katerina (Cyprus) at work in the lab (photo B. Berning).

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Philosophy of Biological Systematics
held at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Brussels, Belgium) from 8-12 September 2014
taught by Dr. Kirk Fitzhugh (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, U.S.A.)

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Collecting methods and identification of parasitic wasps, with special emphasis on Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera)
held at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, from 7-11 September 2014
taught by Dr. Mircea-Dan Mitroiu.

Trainee Filitsa Karamaouna (Greece) collecting Hymenoptera in the field.

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Acoustic identification of bats
held at the Abruzzo Lazio and Molise National park, Italy, from 16-19 June 2014
taught by Dr. Danilo Russo.

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Entomological research in protected areas
held at Museum of Natural History, University of Florence, from 12-16 May 2014
taught by Dr. Luca Bartolozzi.

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Tropical Plant Identification course
held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, from 21 April – 2 May 2014
taught by Dr. Timothy Utteridge and Dr. Gemma Bramley.

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Entomological research in protected areas
held at Museum of Natural History, University of Florence, from 18-22 May 2015
taught by Dr. Luca Bartolozzi.

Group picture of trainees: from left to right: José Luis (Mexico), Matilde (Italy), Luca (training provider), Furcan (Turkey), below: Margherita (Italy -trainees 2014, doing PhD in Firenze), Ehsan (Iran)

Identification of specimens in the lab

In the field: umbrella to collect insects from foliage.

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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