Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST) approaching training courses
The Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST) has been established by prominent taxonomists and other international partners during the EU funded project European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy (EDIT). The major aim of DEST is to transfer knowledge between current and future generations of taxonomists by providing high quality education and prepare students for future taxonomic careers.
Overall, DEST involves a network of around 100 training providers from 60 institutions. Within the framework of the EDIT project, DEST organised training sessions in 30 European institutions for 185 students from all over the world (116 of which EDIT-granted). Since March 2011, the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences remains responsible for the continued management of DEST, organization of courses and related logistical matters. During the academic year 2011-2012, DEST provided training to 100 students through 16 courses, while 130 students participated in 19 training courses during 2012-2013.
DEST continues to provide high-quality training to future taxonomists. Below are the deadline for registration for several approaching courses in Modern Taxonomy:

Philosophy of Biological Systematics (8-12 September 2014)
Course venue: Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
Training provider: Dr. Kirk Fitzhugh, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, U.S.A.
Registration deadline is being extended untilFriday 20 June 2014

Zoological Nomenclature training course (22-26 September 2014)
Course venue: Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, Franc
Training provider: Prof. Alain Dubois, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris
Registration deadline is being extended untilFriday 20 June 2014

Botanical Nomenclature training course (26-30 January 2015)
Course venue: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, U.K.
Training provider: Katherine Challis, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Registration deadline: 10 October 2014

To read more about the courses and to register, visit the official DEST webpage:

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