Description of project:
The purpose of the training session is to train participants in the basics of wood biology, i.e., mainly tree growth analysis, the study of the microscopic characteristics of wood, the anatomy of wood, and dendrochronology.
Duration of training:
To be decided depending on the topic (max 4 weeks)
Duration and training dates should be discussed prior to visit with mentor
MSc students, PhD students and early career researchers
The topics can include for example : - Basic principles of wood biology - Description of the 100 principal African wood types - Basic principles of growth analysis - Practical training in microtomy - Basic principles of forest inventory - Practical training in microscopic wood analysis - Management of wood collections and the supporting database
More info at : http://www.africamuseum.be/research/biology/wood
Name of mentor / supervisor:
Dr Ir Hans Beeckman
Royal Museum for Central Africa
Department of Biology
Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren, Belgium
Fee for students and researchers: 50 Euro per day
Fee for persons coming from private companies and industry: 250 Euro per day
On top of this fee, 50 Euro will be added for administration costs.
(e.g. a two-week training for one student: 10 days x 50 Euro + 50 Euro administration costs = 550 Euro)
Participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses.
Deadline for registration: 30 April 2014.
Click here for the registration form.
Payment details and deadline will be provided upon acceptance to the training.