Training programme in Entomology with specialization in fossil insects: phylogeny, biogeography, and palaeoecology

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
1 week

Training period
To be discussed with mentor

Target Audience
MSc students, PhD students as well as early career researchers

Practical experiences
- Techniques (preparations, collection techniques)
- Identification of fossil insects
- Inclusions of fossil insects in phylogenies
- Experience in writing a scientific paper

Lectures
- History of insects
- Inference of attributes from recent taxa to fossils

Course language
English

Name of mentor / supervisor
Dr André Nel

Institution
Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle
Department of Systematics, UMR 5202
Entomology, CP 50, 45 rue Buffon, F-75005 Paris

Course organiser
Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST)

Registration fee
No fee.
Participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses.

Registration
Deadline for registration: 1 March 2017.
Click here for the registration form. Registration closed.

ForBio Funding

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.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith