[Taxacom] DEST - Training course on Biological Nomenclature (Paris, 28 May - 1 June 2012)

Hendrik Gheerardyn hgheerardyn at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 22 09:53:18 CST 2012

Dear all, 
Distributed European School of Taxonomy is offering a five day training course
on BIOLOGICAL NOMENCLATURE at the MNHN in Paris. This training will provide an
overview of the history and epistemology of biological nomenclature, and a
discussion of the relationships between phylogeny, taxonomy and nomenclature.
The zoological and botanical codes will be presented in detail, the other codes
more briefly. Recent problems and projects of nomenclature, including
alternative systems, will be discussed. The training will combine lectures with
practical exercises on zoological and botanical nomenclature and on
transforming phylogenetic data into a taxonomy and a nomenclature. 
Deadline for
registration is approaching: 1 March 2012 
Course dates: 28 May - 1 June 2012 
Course venue: Muséum national d'Histoire
naturelle, Paris, France  
Tutor: Prof.
Alain Dubois 
audience: MSc students, PhD students, early career researchers; from Europe as
well as outside of Europe 
information and registration at: 
several new training courses within the Expert-in-training programme are open
for registration: 
courses within this programme last between one and four weeks, and aim at
enhancing practical research skills (morphological and molecular techniques,
bio-informatics, etc.) through on-the-job-training. The programme includes a
wide variety of subjects, from insects and lizards up to primates. Have a look
now as registration deadlines are getting near. 
New training
providers are most welcome to participate in training delivery within the
Distributed European School of Taxonomy. For more information, please mail us
at dest-training at naturalsciences.be or have a look at: 
Thank you
for spreading the word, 
Hendrik Gheerardyn 
Isabella Van de Velde 
dest-training at naturalsciences.be 
Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences 
29, B-1000 Brussel 
Tel. 32 2
627 43 34 (336) 

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