[Taxacom] MSc course in the Biodiversity and taxonomy of Plants

Louis Ronse De Craene l.ronsedecraene at rbge.ac.uk
Mon Jan 28 04:29:54 CST 2008

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and University of Edinburgh

The Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants

MSc (12 months Full Time)/Diploma (nine months Full Time)

Applications are invited for the MSc course in the Biodiversity and  
Taxonomy of plants before 31 March 2008.

The course aims to bridge traditional and modern approaches and equip  
biologists, conservationists and ecologists with a high level of skill  
in pure and applied taxonomy and a wide knowledge of biodiversity and  
its investigation. The course combines formal instruction, practical  
work, workshops, essays, field work and conservation initiatives,  
research projects and tutorials covering all major areas of botanical  
endeavour and including the function, management and funding of  
taxonomic collections and institutes. Currently it comprises work with  
plants and fungi and benefits from a close partnership with the Royal  
Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

There is a growing need for individuals with specialized knowledge of  
plant biodiversity. The course is also an excellent platform for  
doctoral studies.

More information on the course can be found at:


The course is supported by six NERC studentships (open to EU students  
only:www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/students/students-faq.shtml). Studentships  
will be allocated on a competitive basis.

Contact: Graduate School of Biology, King's Buildings, Mayfield Road,  
Edinburgh EH9 3JR, United KingdomTel: +44 (0) 131 650 5522

Email:gradlife at ed.ac.uk

Application forms can be downloaded from the Postgraduate Office web  
pages at http://www.postgrad.ed.ac.uk/applicat/form.htm


Informal enquiries and requests for further information can be obtained  
from Dr Louis Ronse De Craene, course director – email:  
l.ronsedecraene at rbge.ac.uk – tel. +44 (0)131 248 2804

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