[Coral-List] Calling for expressions of interest to attend a 2 day Coral ID workshop Sat/Sun July 15-16, 2017

russell @ BYOGUIDES russell at byoguides.com
Wed Mar 8 17:30:28 EST 2017

Dear Coral listerers, mavens and reef geeks!

The Australian Coral Reef Society (ACRS) has invited the Coral Identification Capacity Building Program  to run a coral identification workshop in association with the ACRS Annual Conference, in Townsville, Australia. The proposed workshop would run for the two days prior to annual conference i.e. Sat/Sun July 15-16.

The workshop is based around the Coral Finder Toolkit, a suite of proven, practical resources for coral identification. The workshop would be led by Russell Kelley (author of the Indo Pacific Coral Finder) and will involve audio-visual lessons followed by hands-on training, tutorials and instruction. The Coral Finder uses a visual approach to coral identification that makes it possible for beginners to advance rapidly with little prior knowledge. Participants will learn how to use the Coral Finder to identify corals to genus regardless of growth form. Special emphasis will be placed on techniques for field identification, self-learning and problem solving. Case studies of how to proceed to species level identification will be demonstrated.  
The workshop will include the latest edition of the Coral Finder (V3.0) and a summary of the changes being wrought by molecular research on traditional taxonomy and how to combine to the two approaches without throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

Please reply to me if you are interested. 

Some background and results of previous workshops can be found here:  

http://www.byoguides.com/courses/ <http://www.byoguides.com/courses/>

Some background about the ACRS follows:

Welcome to the Australian Coral Reef Society

Founded in 1922 the Australian Coral Reef Society (ACRS) is the worlds’ oldest organization concerned with the study and conservation of Australia’s coral reefs. The ACRS not only celebrates the natural beauty of coral reefs, but through its 300+ membership fosters a new generation of up and coming reef scientists, and provides objective advice to policymakers to secure the long-term future of coral reefs. 

http://www.australiancoralreefsociety.org/home <http://www.australiancoralreefsociety.org/home>

Kind regards
Russell Kelley
russell at byoguides.com

Manager: BYOGUIDES (Be Your Own Guide)
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Author: Indo Pacific Coral Finder <http://www.byoguides.com/coralfinder/> - the world’s first searchable underwater ID smart guide to corals  
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Coral Identification Capacity Building Program

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College of Science and Engineering
James Cook University


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