We always like to pass on training and learning opportunities as they come across our desk(top). The Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST) offers theoretical courses for students, technicians, and early career researchers involved in the field of taxonomy. The program is open to participants from both inside and outside of Europe.

The primary objective of this program is to provide future professionals with fundamental expert knowledge in taxonomy. The training curriculum targets such topics as codes of nomenclature, identification tools and methods, describing and illustrating species, collection conservation, phylogeny, and evolutionary biology.

The focus is primarily on biology taxonomies, but the concept and theory still applies. There are several courses still available. You can learn more and register here.

Melody K. Smith

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