The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, in collaboration with Florida International University, the International Center for Tropical Botany, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and the Montgomery Botanical Center, will offer an intensive, in-residence course/workshop on the systematics of tropical plants, in Coconut Grove, Florida, from May 21 – June 18, 2017.
BSA member Jennifer Ackerfield blogs about the ongoing importance of herbaria:
Here’s your chance to learn about everything from butterflies to birds, crickets to katydids! This is the 10th year of Academy BioBlitz events and the first of its kind held in outside of an urban park, offering a larger array of species to explore. Join teams of scientists and skilled naturalists during the Academy of Science – St. Louis BioBlitz at the Shaw Nature Reserve, <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1055997972" tabindex="0">Sept. 18 & 19. The event is free of charge and open to the public. All ages are welcome.
This workshop will bring together a mix of land managers, conservation and restoration practitioners, researchers, and non-governmental organizations who share the goal of conserving tree species. In addition, to foster collaboration and networking, time has been built into the agenda and space will be available for affiliated groups/chapters to hold meetings and/or promote their work. http://www.fs.fed.us/about-agency/gene-conservation-workshop
The Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST, http://www.taxonomytraining.eu), originally funded by the EC in the framework of the EDIT project, has launched two types of training courses at various European research facilities and universities.