The Swedish Taxonomy Initiative´s Research School in Systematics (STIRS) announces a PhD course in
Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory September 6 – 15, 2007
The course aims to give the students a general knowledge of the biotic and abiotic factors forming meiofauna communities, and specialised knowledge about common meiofauna taxa. It will combine lectures with practical sessions, including species identification exercises.
The course is co-ordinated with an international systematic workshop gathering a number of leading taxonomists covering a wide range of phyla.
Target group: PhD students with a systematic background and interest in marine fauna.
Working language: English/Scandinavian
Course credits: 5 ECTS
Fee: Students pay for travel to/from marine station and food during the course. Accomodation and other costs are covered by the organizers.
Registration: Registrations, which should be accompanied by a short CV (indicating the nature and stage of your research project) can be sent till August 1. Priority will be given to those PhD-students enrolled in the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative´s Research School if the maximum numbers of course participants is exceeded by the number of registrations. The course organisers will inform you by August 6 whether you can attend the course.
Number of participants: Maximum 10.
Registration: Per Sundberg (email@example.com). Göteborg University, Department of Zoology, Systematics and Biodiversity. P.O. Box 463, SE-405 30 Göteborg, Sweden. Tel +46 31 786 3658.
Location: Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory (TMBL)
Thursday September 6
Introduction (Per Sundberg, staff TMBL). Presentation of the meiofauna workshop (Ulf Jondelius), presentation of the Swedish taxonomy Initiative (Anna Karlsson)
Friday September 7
Lecture R. Warwick “Ecology and general aspects of meiofauna”
Copepoda (P. Martinez Arbizu & S. Ivanenko) - presentation of the taxa/supervised exercise
Lecture M. Obst “Data collection and handling”
Saturday September 8
Flatworms (U. Jondelius et al.) - presentation of the taxa/supervised exercise
Flatworms (U. Jondelius et al.) – practical session supervised by expert(s)
Sunday September 9
Hydroida (C. Clausen)/ Gnathostomulida (W. Sterrer) - presentation of the taxon/supervised exercise
Lecture T. Cedhagen “Foraminifera”
Monday September 10
Annelida, Tardigrada, Kinorhynca, Cycliophora, Loricifera (R. Möbjerg Kristensen & K. Worsaae) - presentation of the taxa/supervised exercise
Annelida, Tardigrada, Kinorhynca, Cycliophora, Loricifera (R. Möbjerg Kristensen & K. Worsaae) – practical session supervised by expert(s)
Lecture U. Cederlöf “Abiotic factors behind meiofauna (oceanography)”
Tuesday September 11
Rotifera and Gastrotricha (D. Fontaneto & A. Todaro) - presentation of the taxon/supervised exercise
Rotifera and Gastrotricha (D. Fontaneto & A. Todaro) - practical session supervised by expert
Lecture A. Tullrot “The Koster Fiord Inventory”. Student presentations
Wednesday September 12
Nematoda (T. Ferrero) - presentation of the taxon/supervised exercise
Nematoda (T. Ferrero) - practical session supervised by expert(s)
Lecture A. Karlsson “Conservation biology and the systematist”
Thursday September 13
Copepoda (R. Huys) presentation of the taxon/supervised exercise
Copepoda (R. Huys) - practical session supervised by expert
Friday September 14
invited experts summarize their findings during workshop
packing and putting the labs in order.
Saturday September 15
The course starts after lunch Thursday September 6 and ends at Saturday morning September 15. The organizers pays the expenses for accomodation, but individual students have to pay for food and travel to and from the Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory. Shared (two persons) accomodation in rooms with own toilet/shower. Students pay SEK 120 per day for full meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
Please see the laboratory´s webpage at http://www.tmbl.gu.se/ for further information.
How to get there
From Goteborg/Uddevalla – please see www.vasttrafik.se for timetables. We suggest the train that leaves Göteborg at 08:00 (please check) which has a bus connection with the island of Tjärnö where the laboratory is situated. If you cannot take this connection, please let the organizers know so that we can arrange with transportation from Strömstad.
Drive E6 north towards Oslo. After about 150 km turn left on road number 176, at the signpost ”Strömstad 12”. After 6 km turn left, at the signpost ”Tjärnö 7”. After 8 km, when passed the islands of Daftö and Öddö and Tjärnö church, is TMBL located to the right before the bridge to Saltö, at the signpost ”Marinbiologiskt laboratorium”. Park on the left hand side of the road.
Drive E6 south towards Göteborg. After about 150 km turn right, at a traffic light, towards Strömstad. After 3 km, at another traffic light, turn left. In the end of this road, after 2 km, turn left. Follow this road 4 km, turn right at the signpost ”Tjärnö 7”. After 8 km, when passed the islands of Daftö and Öddö and Tjärnö church, is TMBL located to the right before the bridge to Saltö, at the signpost ”Marinbiologiskt laboratorium”. Park on the left hand side of the road.
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