Botanical courses - Distributed European School of Taxonomy

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The Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST,, originally funded by the EC in the framework of the EDIT project, has launched two types of training courses at various European research facilities and universities. The programme is open to participants from Europe and from outside of Europe.

The Modern Taxonomy programme 2013-2014 offers intensive theoretical courses in subjects as varied as nomenclature and DNA-barcoding. The Expert-in-training programme 2013-2014 enables graduate students and early career researchers to develop and strengthen their taxonomic research skills through on-the-job-training. The programme includes a great diversity of topics and covers various groups such as diatoms, rotifers and tropical plants.

Several courses with botanical subjects might be of particular interest to you.

Botanical Nomenclature (Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, U.K., 27-31 January 2014)  (registration deadline17 October 2013)

Tropical Plant Identification course (Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, U.K., 21 April–2 May 2014)  (registration deadline 20 December 2013)

Wood Biology training (Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium, dates to be decided) (registration deadline 31 January 2014)

New training providers are most welcome to participate in training delivery within the Distributed European School of Taxonomy. For more information, please mail us at  or have a look at:

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