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Ichtyoplankton Lab and Workshop in Corvallis, OR

Date Posted: 26 Apr 2018 (Show details)

Peter Konstantinidis is teaching an ichthyoplankton lab and workshop July 23-28, 2018 in Corvallis, Oregon. This 6-day intensive course is dedicated to the systematics and identification of larval fishes. The goal is to equip participants with a skill set in identification of ichthyoplankton to family level or to a lower taxonomic level.

The lab will include daily lectures on taxonomic groups of marine fishes with the focal point on their larval characters. Participants are welcome to bring unidentified ichthyoplankton samples or mixed species lots to the course to help with their identification.

For more information please visit blogs.oregonstate.edu/peterkonstantinidis/education/ or email peter [dot] konstantinidis [at] oregonstate [dot] edu.

Larval Fish Course in Concarneau, France

Date Posted: 17 Apr 2018 (Show details)

New International Larval Fish Course at the marine station in Concarneau, France. From 17-28 September 2018. This is a two week international course and will focus on larvae from the Eastern North Atlantic and the Pacific. Several invited experts will deliver lectures on different topics (ecology, taxonomy, preservation and of course identification).

Visit sites.google.com/view/larval-fish-course/ or contact nalani [dot] schnell [at] mnhm [dot] fr for more information.

Field Herpetology of the Southwest Workshop

Date Posted: 5 Mar 2018 (Show details)

This 9-day workshop is open to those interested in learned about the herpetofaunal biodiversity of southern Arizona and New Mexico. Participants typically observe 50+ species of amphibians and reptiles, and learn about taxonomy, natural history, methods of study, and other aspects of the lives of these creatures via course activities including hiking, night driving, seminars, and laboratory exercises. The workshop takes place at the Southwestern Research Station in Portal, Arizona.

The fee of $1224 covers all workshop fees, room and board, and transportation to/from SWRS and the Tucson airport. Prerequisite: one college biology course.

Learn more and register at https://tinyurl.com/ya2gtmbt.

Requests for more information should be directed to Emily Taylor: etaylor [at] calpoly [dot] edu, (805) 756-2616 or (805) 440-6288.

Cal Poly Herpetology Course

Date Posted: 5 Mar 2018 (Show details)

This 3-week course is open to college students who will earn 4 quarter units or 3 semester units (upper division) for BIO S324 (Herpetology). It will take place July 17-Aug 3, 2018. Weeks 1 and 3 (July 17-20, July 30-Aug 3) will take place on the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus. Week 2 (July 22-27) will take place at the Southwestern Research Station in Portal, Arizona.

The fee of $1989 covers all course fees, room and board in Arizona, and transportation to/from SWRS and the Tucson airport. Prerequisite: college-level introductory biology.

Learn more and register at https://tinyurl.com/y9j96qlt.

Requests for more information should be directed to Emily Taylor: etaylor [at] calpoly [dot] edu, (805) 756-2616 or (805) 440-6288.

November Workshop - NE Freshwater Fishes Assemblages (updated 9/17/16)

Date Posted: 14 Sep 2016 (Show details)

A workshop on Northeastern Freshwater Fish Assemblages will be held from 4-6 November 2016 at the Eagle Hill Institute in Steuben, Maine. This workshop will explore the world of both native and introduced fish resident to inland waters (lakes and rivers, ponds and streams) throughout the Northeastern United States. Fish identification, with an emphasis on smaller forage fish species, will be keynoted with an impressive fish assemblage reference collection available for viewing. Actual extent of geographical coverage and lecture materials will be offered primarily on the basis of class attendees needs, including topics of shared interest. This weekend class will be primarily geared to classroom laboratory sessions and lectures, including a possible Saturday evening presentation/showing of a Northeastern fish-related topic and/or video.

The workshop will be led by David Halliwell Ph.D (David [dot] Halliwell [at] maine [dot] gov). He received his doctorate in Fisheries Biology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1989, while employed by the MA Division of Fisheries and Wildlife as aquatic biologist in charge of statewide stream survey and inventory (coldwater fisheries) project. His dissertation is entitled: A Classification of Streams in Massachusetts...to be used as a fisheries management tool. He has been teaching NE-FISH seminars at Eagle Hill since 2001, inclusive of 63 students (over the past 14 out of 16 years), originating from the Northeastern United States and New Brunswick, Canada. He is co-author of the Inland Fishes of Massachusetts (2002) and is currently preparing a biogeographical treatise on the Inland Fishes of New England, proper (2017).

Attendees are to arrive on Friday evening in time for 6:00 dinner and the workshop will conclude by 5:00 on Sunday afternoon. Tuition $150/person, lodging $30/person per night, resident 6-meal plan is $90 ($45 for local commuters – Friday dinner and two lunches). 20% discount on lodging and tuition for multiple attendees’ per agency. Apply/Register online at eaglehill.us/programs/fall-workshops/application-web.shtml.

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