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 in the FishBase database. Through an agreement with the Belgian Development Cooperation and as part of the FishBase program, the RMCA has five (5) grants available for a 3-month training program in the use of FishBase and the taxonomy of African fishes.
The training will have three subsets:
- A detailed explanation of FishBase in all its aspects;
- A training in the taxonomy of African fishes;
- A case study based on data from FishBase or on taxa for which taxonomic problems have been encountered.
This course has been offered annually since 2005 and is held at the Royal Museum for Central Africa (Leuvensesteenweg 13, B-3080 Tervuren, Belgium). For more information and to apply for this three-month training grant, see: http://fishbase.africamuseum.be or www.fishbaseforafrica.org. Please note that for 2016, this course will be given in French only.
Questions? Contact Dimitri Geelhand de Merxem (firstname.lastname@example.org).