[Coral-List] STRI Caribbean Sponge Course
thacker at uab.edu
Fri Feb 16 16:44:26 EST 2007
The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Bocas Research Station presents
A Short-Course In
TAXONOMY AND ECOLOGY OF CARIBBEAN SPONGES
August 18 - September 1, 2007
Bocas Research Station, Bocas del Toro, Panama
Registration Fee: $600 (includes room and board, STRI registration fee, etc.)
Some fellowships are available.
Instructors: Dr. Cristina Diaz, Smithsonian Institution
Dr. Robert W. Thacker, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Over 130 species of marine sponges have been reported in the Bocas
del Toro region of Panama. This course will focus on morphological
taxonomy, enabling field identification of the common Caribbean
species. We will also conduct field surveys to provide baseline data
for conservation at the Bocas Research Station and in the Isla
Bastimentos marine reserve. In addition, students will complete
independent projects aimed at stimulating interest in conducting
future research at the Bocas Research Station.
Application: This course is directed towards graduate students and
advanced Licenciado candidates and will be conducted in English.
Please e-mail your CV, 1 letter of recommendation, and a 1-2 page
statement explaining your background and reasons for taking the
course to Dr. Rachel Collin at: CollinR at naos.si.edu before May 1,
2007. Enrollment is limited to 12 students.
For more information see http://striweb.si.edu/taxonomy_training/
Apologies for cross-postings.
Robert W. Thacker, PhD
Department of Biology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
109 Campbell Hall
1300 University Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35294-1170
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