Expert-in-training 2013-2014

Please note that this call for applications is now closed.  
Training venue & teachers
Soil zoology: Best field practices, modern ecological methodologies and molecular techniques Natural History Museum of Crete, University of Crete (Greece) - S. Simaiakis, N. Poulakakis
Exploring the values of geological heritage in south Aegean archipelago Natural History Museum of Crete, University of Crete (Greece) - C. Fassoulas, C. Voreadou
Wood biology training Royal Museum for Central Africa (Tervuren, Belgium) - H. Beeckman
Training program in non-marine diatoms from the (sub-)Antarctic Region National Botanic Garden of Belgium (Meise, Belgium) - B. Van de Vijver, K. Kopalová
Morphology, taxonomy and identification of Rotifera Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Brussels, Belgium) - H. Segers
Training programme in Crustacean systematics with specialisation in Cyclopidae (Copepoda) Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw, Poland) - M. Hołyńska
Systematics of freshwater subterranean Malacostraca: Morphology, molecular systematics, and web-taxonomy University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty (Ljubljana, Slovenia) - C. Fišer
Web-based Taxonomy and Biodiversity Information Processing Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Leiden, Netherlands) - Huub Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Wouter Addink and others
Taxonomy of European biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) University of Gdansk (Gdansk,  Poland) - R. Szadziewski
Methods and principles of systematic zoology (sensu lato: including zoogeography and phylogenetics) and systematics of the Buprestidae (Coleoptera) Milanówek, Poland - R. B. Hołyński
On the job training in family level identification of a hyperdiverse insect group: The Beetles (Coleoptera) Natural History Museum (London, U.K.) - M. Barclay
Taxonomy of cave beetles with emphasis on Coleoptera Cholevinae Museo di Storia Naturale di Verona (Verona, Italy) - L. Latella
Entomological research in protected areas
2 grants available
Museo di Storia Naturale, Università di Firenze (Firenze, Italy) - L. Bartolozzi
Collection methods and identification of parasitic wasps, with special emphasis on Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi (Iasi, Romania) - M.-D. Mitroiu
Training programme in Entomology with specialization in fossil insects: phylogeny, biogeography, and palaeoecology Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (Paris, France) - A. Nel
Fish osteology Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Brussels, Belgium) - W. Van Neer
Elasmobranch teeth enameloid microstructure as a taxonomic criterion Natural History Museum of Denmark (Copenhagen, Denmark) - G. Cuny
Acoustic identification of bats Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Portici, Italy) - D. Russo
Cybertaxonomy and biodiversity information with special emphasis on geospatial related data (Novice or Advanced Training) Royal Museum for Central Africa (Tervuren, Belgium) - F. Theeten, G. Cael and other team members
Current Trends in Phylogenetics Wageningen University (Wageningen, Netherlands) - Biosystematics Group
Tropical field botany in Belize Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (U.K.) - L. Ronse De Craene
Tropical Plant Identification Course Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew, U.K.) - T. Utteridge, G. Bramley

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