[Coral-List] STRI Caribbean Sponge Course

Robert Thacker 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


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
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
University of Alabama at Birmingham
109 Campbell Hall
1300 University Boulevard
Birmingham, AL 35294-1170
voice: 205-934-4006
fax: 205-975-6097

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