[Coral-List] Bookings open for 2 day Coral ID workshop Sat/Sun July 15-16 (before ACRS conference)

russell @ BYOGUIDES russell at byoguides.com
Sun Mar 19 22:36:03 EDT 2017

Coral listerers, mavens and reef geeks!

Thanks to all who responded to my expression-of-interest email. I can now confirm the Coral Identification Capacity Building Program will run a 2 day coral identification workshop in association with the Australian Coral Reef Society Annual Conference. The workshop will be held at James Cook University, Townsville, Australia and run for the two days prior to 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), training and revision movies, 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.
There are only 20 places - first in, best dressed.

A PDF flyer can be downloaded here:


Bookings can be made at:


More information about ACRS conference can be found here:  http://www.australiancoralreefsociety.org/home

Kind regards

Russell Kelley
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