The list below includes training courses offered for 2013-2014. The trainee will join a project team and will be coached by an expert (mentor) who will instruct her/him on ‘how to do the job’. The programme includes a wide variety of topics and covers groups from diatoms and copepods up to tropical plants. Training courses will take place at research institutions, universities and natural history museums all across Europe.
The programme is open to participants from Europe and outside of Europe.
The registration deadline and registration form for each training can be found in the corresponding training description. If you would like to participate in one of the trainings, please fill in the registration form and e-mail as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration forms that are either incomplete or late will not be accepted.
Registrations will be evaluated by the DEST Selection Committee. Main selection criteria will be scientific merit, motivation and usefulness of the training for your career.
Trainees who have completed the training will receive a certificate specifying the dates of the training period, specification of the training and the institution where they received the training.
For details, click on course title.
|Training-on-the-job||Organizing institution & teachers|
Web-based Taxonomy and Biodiversity Information Processing
Registration deadline 30 September 2014
|Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Leiden, Netherlands) - Huub Veldhuijzen van Zanten, Wouter Addink and others|
|Natural History Museum of Crete, University of Crete (Heraklion, Greece) - S. Simaiakis and N. Poulakakis|
|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|
|Wood biology training||Royal Museum for Central Africa (Tervuren, Belgium) - H. Beeckman|
|Morphology, taxonomy and identification of Rotifera||Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (Brussels, Belgium) - H. Segers|
|Training program in non-marine diatoms from the (sub-)Antarctic Region||National Botanic Garden of Belgium (Meise, Belgium) - B. Van de Vijver, K. Kopalová|
|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|
|Natural History Museum (London, U.K.) - M. Barclay|
|Museo di Storia Naturale di Verona (Verona, Italy) - L. Latella|
Entomological research in protected areas
|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|
|Exploring the values of geological heritage in south Aegean archipelago||Natural History Museum of Crete, University of Crete (Heraklion, Greece) - C. Fassoulas and C. Voreadou|