Description of project
Fossils are of great interest for the reconstruction and tests of phylogenies, biogeography scenarios and palaeo-environments. This is especially the case for insects, despite the very frequent under-evaluation of their diversity.
Duration of training
To be discussed with mentor
MSc students, PhD students as well as early career researchers
- Techniques (preparations, collection techniques)
- Identification of fossil insects
- Inclusions of fossil insects in phylogenies
- Experience in writing a scientific paper
- History of insects
- Inference of attributes from recent taxa to fossils
Name of mentor / supervisor
Dr André Nel
Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle
Department of Systematics, UMR 5202
Entomology, CP 50, 45 rue Buffon, F-75005 Paris
Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST)
Participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses.
Deadline for registration: 1 March 2017.
Click here for the registration form. Registration closed.
ForBio travel grants are available. These grants enable ForBio members to visit another research institute and to be trained by taxonomic experts.
For more information and application procedure click here.