Description of project:
Research projects: 1. Relationships between the cyclopid fauna of Europe, Siberia, and North America; 2. Cyclopidae in Southeast Asia. Beyond these topics, help can also be provided in systematic studies on any other group of Cyclopidae. Cyclopidae is the most speciose (ca 850 spp), predominantly freshwater copepod family that invaded all continents and can be encountered in the most various water-bodies and semi-terrestrial habitats. Cyclopids are small (0.5-3.0 mm) crustaceans, most of them are omnivorous. Some groups are successfully applied in the biological control of larvae of disease vector mosquitoes (control of dengue vector Aedes aegypti in Vietnam). Cyclopids can be intermediate hosts of several nematode and cestode parasites (e.g. guineaworm and fish tapeworm). Other groups (e.g. Cyclops) are used as model organisms in several fields of biology (molecular ecology and genome evolution in Copepoda).
Duration of training:
To be discussed with mentor
MSc students, PhD students as well as early career researchers
Collecting, dissection, preparation of permanent slides, scientific illustrations, light- and scanning electron microscopy, species identification, phylogenetic analysis of morphological data
Morphology and systematics of Cyclopidae
Zoogeographic distribution patterns and diversity trends in Cyclopidae
Name of mentor/supervisor:
Dr. Maria Holynska
Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences
Wilcza 64, 00-679 Warszawa, Poland
€ 800 (Euros)
Participants are responsible for their own travel and subsistence expenses.
Registration deadline: 1 October 2011
Participants will be notified by 14 October 2011 whether accepted to the training.
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Payment details and deadline will be provided upon acceptance to the training.