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9th Advanced Phytoplankton Course Taxonomy and Systematics

Location: Stazione Zoologica A. Dohrn, Napoli (Italy)
Event Type: Training Course
Event Date: 2008-04-05    
End Date: 2008-04-26

Event Description:
The 9th Advanced Phytoplankton Course Taxonomy and Systematics will be held at the Stazione Zoologica "A. Dohrn", Napoli, Italy from 5 to 26 April 2008
The deadline for applications to the APC9 has been postponed to 31 October 2007

Application forms and details are available at
Applications must arrive by e-mail to within October 31th 2007.
Acceptance will be notified within December 1st 2007.

The Course aims at providing an updated background for the morphology, taxonomy, classification and phylogeny of the most important marine phytoplankton groups. It will consist of theoretical and practical sessions, with the examination of a broad collection of fixed, live and slide material. Topics of the Course will include:

- methods and criteria for species identification
- methods of molecular and morphological phylogeny
- overview of specialized literature
- toxic and potentially toxic species
- general and specific aspects of phytoplankton biodiversity and biogeography

The Course will be open to 20 students. Criteria for selection of
participants will include their previous experience in phytoplankton
taxonomy (min. 4 years), possible role as trainers in their respective
countries and involvement in ecological research and monitoring

Contact email:

Event programme:

Collaborators and organisers:
Dr Wiebe H.C.F. Kooistra
Stazione Zoologica
Villa Comunale
80121 Naples

New Tel: (0039)-081-5833271
Fax: (0039)-081-7641355
New E-mail:

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Registration form: 

Registration fee: 

Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: No

Event within Framework of MARBEF: WP7 - Training courses

Maximum number of participants: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

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