[Coral-List] Topic: The South China Sea Soft Coral Taxonomy Workshop (Summer 2016 )

Shangyin Liu oceandiver6426 at gmail.com
Sun May 1 08:20:59 EDT 2016

Dear Coral Listers,

This summer (2016) we will hold an international soft-coral taxonomy
workshop at National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
The goals of this workshop are to develop research ideas and to identify
key topics taking advantage of high abundance and diversity of soft corals
around Taiwan (Dongsha Atoll, Kenting, Penghu and Green Island), and South
China Sea.

To train and to promote collaboration among marine biologists and other
disciplines in understanding the role of soft corals.

To build capacity in identifying and studying of soft corals in Taiwan and
SCS regions.

We invited several well-known soft coral specialists as instructors
including Prof. Yehuda Benayahu, Tel-Aviv University; Prof. Chang-Feng Dai,
National Taiwan University; Professor Catherine McFadden, Harvey Mudd
College; Prof. Philip Alderslade.

*Duration: *Summer of 2016, tentative period: *July 25-27* (28) (A one-day
survey of Hsiao-Liu-Chiu may be arranged for experienced scientific divers,
pending many factors).

*Venue:* National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

*Qualification:* Research-oriented scientists, junior professors,
post-docs, Ph D and post-graduate students. Please prepare your CV,
research plan if available.

*Fees: *1000 NT(30USD), may be refundable to those completing the course

*Financial Support:* *Need-bases.* Please specify the kind (flight,
accommodation, others) of funding you are seeking, and the amount.

Limited number of students allowed in hands-on classes.

*Registration deadline:* *2016, June 1st*.

To those who would like to apply for financial support, please send your
application along with your CV and research plan before the registration
deadline. (Will announce around mid of June)


Professor Keryea Soong (keryea at gmail.com), Dongsha Atoll Research Station,

*Secretary, contact for registration:*

Ass. Professor, Dr. Shang-yin Vanson Liu (oceandiver6426 at gmail.com),
Department of Marine Technology and Resources, NSYSU.


College of Marine Sciences, National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU),
Taiwan, ROC.

Marine National Park, Taiwan, ROC.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.

All the best,


Shang Yin (Vanson) Liu Ph.D.

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