Wood biology training

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)

Training period:
Duration and training dates should be discussed prior to visit with mentor

Target Audience:
MSc students, PhD students and early career researchers

Practical experiences:
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

Other:
More info at : http://www.africamuseum.be/research/biology/wood

Course language:
English

Name of mentor / supervisor:
Dr Ir Hans Beeckman

Institution:
Royal Museum for Central Africa
Department of Biology
Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren, Belgium

Registration fee:
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.

Registration:
Deadline for registration: 30 April 2014.
Click here for the registration form.

Payment:
Payment details and deadline will be provided upon acceptance to the training.