[Annelida] international course in polychaete biology

Nataliya Budaeva via annelida%40net.bio.net (by nbudaeva from mail.ru)
Thu Nov 4 15:24:11 EST 2010

Dear colleagues,

Please distribute widely to potential applicants.


The White Sea Biological station (WSBS) of the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University offers 2-week field course in polychaete biology in September 2011. 

The instructor team:
Dr. Alexander Tzetlin (WSBS, RUSSIA)
Alexander Semenov (WSBS, RUSSIA) 
Dr. Anna Zhadan (WSBS, RUSSIA) 
Dr. Elena Kupriyanova (The Australian Museum, Sydney, AUSTRALIA)
Dr. Elena Vortsepneva (WSBS, RUSSIA)
Dr. Fredrik Pleijel (The Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences, Göteborg University, SWEDEN) 
Dr. Greg Rouse (Marine Invertebrate Phylogeny Lab, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA) 
Dr. Günter Purschke (Department of Zoology & Developmental Biology, Osnabrück, GERMANY) 
Dr. Katrine Worsaae (Marine Biological Section, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, DENMARK) 
Dr. Ken Halanych (Auburn University, Alabama, USA) 
Dr. Kristian Fauchald (National Museum of natural History, Smithsonian Institution, USA) 
Dr. Nataliya Budaeva (P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, RUSSIA)
Dr. Temir Britaev (A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, RUSSIA)

Location: The White Sea Biological Station is located on the wild and scenic coast of Kandalaksha Bay of the White Sea (66° 34' N, 33° 08' E) exactly on the Polar Circle. It is a remote and isolated University settlement accessible only by boat from the nearest village Poyakonda. Poyakonda is connected to major cities by train: 21 hours from St. Petersburg, and 36 hours from Moscow. For information about the station see http://en.wsbs-msu.ru/.

Course description: The course will provide the participants with a unique opportunity to get on-hand experience in the field and laboratory study of polychaete diversity of the White Sea. The course will include one or occasionally two lectures each day, field trips (intertidal and onboard of research vessels using both trawling and scuba diving), instruction in the methods of polychaete sorting, fixation and preservation, laboratory study of living and preserved polychaetes (microscopy, dissecting and slide preparation), principles of zoological illustration (line drawing and digital photography), principles of alpha-taxonomy, determination of major taxa using taxonomic keys and demonstration of molecular methods used in modern zoology. Day lectures will provide introduction to the major groups of polychaetes of the White Sea. Theoretical evening lectures will be given on various aspects of polychaete biology, reproduction, evolution and phylogeny.

Applications are invited preferably from graduate students however well qualified undergraduate student as well as post-docs and researches interested in polychaetes that recently started their career, may also apply. 

Please visit http://wsbs-msu.ru/doc/index.php?ID=107 for detailed descriptions of the application process and course fees.

Dr Nataliya Budaeva
P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology
Russian Academy of Sciences
Nakhimovsky Pr., 36
117997 Moscow 

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Tel +7 499 124 8510

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