CBMA

Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental

Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology

A primer on taxonomic research and infrastructure for ecologists

COORDINATORS Filipe Costa, Luísa Borges
CBMA-DB, Universidade do Minho
VENUE Departamento de Biologia, Universidade do Minho
9 - 20 July

SCOPE OF THE COURSE

Ecologists depend on taxonomic research output and framework for reliable ecosystem research and biodiversity monitoring. Failure to appreciate the importance of accurate taxonomic work in ecological research may lead to a cascade of errors with potential dire consequences. This advanced course aims to provide ecology students with adequate and up-to-date knowledge of the taxonomic system and supporting cyber/physical infrastructure. Particular focus will be given to the most recent operational and conceptual improvements in taxonomic research.

LECTURERS Cristiane Bastos-Silveira Museu Nacional de História Natural
Marina Cunha Universidade de Aveiro
Maria Judite Alves Museu Nacional de História Natural
Manuela Parente Universidade dos Açores
Filipe Costa CBMA-DB, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Luísa Borges CBMA-DB, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
       

TOPICS

This course includes theoretical modules on the following topics:

  • Overview of the taxonomic system, past practice and recent developments.
  • The analytical chain of taxonomy and current trends towards integrative taxonomy.
  • The taxonomic infrastructure I: relevance of biological collections, their organization, management and use.
  • The taxonomic infrastructure II: cyber resources for taxonomy; databases and how to use them.
  • DNA barcoding and other molecular approaches: their role and integration in the taxonomy and systematics research.
  • Case studies of the relevance of taxonomy in ecological research.
    CONTACTS AND INFORMATIONS Filipe Costa ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
    Luísa Borges ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

    Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental
    Departamento de Biologia, Universidade do Minho
    Campus de Gualtar 4710-054 Braga
    PORTUGAL
    Phone +351 253 604317
    Fax +351 253 678980
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    Full course (with lab classes): N/A € (students: N/A€)
    Just lectures: N/A€ (students: N/A€)

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