News 2019 Training session on FishBase and Fish Taxonomy

The training is organised by the Biology Department - Ichthyology Unit of the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium. The call for applications will offer 5 scholarships.

Deadline for submission of applications: 15/01/2019

Training session: 04/03/2019 – 24/05/2019

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Source RMCA
Release date 04/12/2018
Geographical coverage Belgium
Keywords Ichthyology, taxonomy, training

The Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) in Tervuren (Belgium) is part of the FishBase Consortium and responsible for the information on the fresh- and brackish water fishes of Africa.
FishBase is the most important online encyclopaedia on fishes and incorporates many tools for ichthyologists and fisheries biologists. The FishBase programme of the RMCA includes a.o. a continuous update of scientific information on the African ichthyofauna and the organisation of an annual and comprehensive training session on the use of FishBase and on the taxonomy of African fishes.
Through an agreement with the Belgian Development Cooperation the RMCA has five scholarships available for the 2019 edition of this training session.

The organization of the training is contingent upon the approval of the budget 2019.

The training session comprises three main components:
• A detailed explanation and demonstration of FishBase in all its aspects, illustrating the encyclopaedic character and the use of its tools.
• A training in the taxonomy of African fishes, including identification exercises, working with keys, the proper curation of collections, morphological examination of specimens and data analysis.
• A case study based on taxa for which taxonomic problems have been encountered in FishBase or the RMCA collections.

Applications from candidates from the following countries only are accepted: Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gambia, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

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