The Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST, http://www.taxonomytraining.eu
) has launched two types of training courses at various European research facilities and universities. The Modern Taxonomy programme 2013-2014offers intensive theoretical courses in subjects as varied as nomenclature and DNA-barcoding.
The Expert-in-training programme 2013-2014 enables graduate students and early career researchers to develop and strengthen their taxonomic research skills through on-the-job-training.
Within the latter programme, there are several entomological training courses and one of them specifically targets Hymenoptera:
Collecting methods and identification of parasitic wasps, with special emphasis on Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera)
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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@naturalsciences.
be or have a look at:http://www.taxonomytraining. eu/content/interested- training-delivery
PhD students within the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative, the Israel Taxonomy Initiative and the Research School in Biosystematics (ForBio) might receive support to attend DEST-courses. For details, please contact STI, ITI or ForBio.