The Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST) facilitates high-quality courses in taxonomy in order to transfer knowledge between current and future taxonomists and to prepare students for a career in taxonomic research.

DEST was established within the framework of the EU-funded project "European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy (EDIT)" (2006-2011). It currently sits under the umbrella of the Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF).

dest @ cetaf.org

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