Polar Marine Diatom Taxonomy and Ecology Workshop

04.07 - 08.07.2011
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
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Amy Leventer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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The workshop will provide the international community of polar diatom specialists and students with an opportunity to allow students to receive training and advice from leaders in the field and for all to exchange data and discuss taxonomic issues toward standardization of terminology and identifications.

Main aims

- Coordinate the transfer of sound taxonomic skills and exchange knowledge relative to modern and fossil diatom records of polar regions, particularly with recent ANDRILL and IODP advances.

- Engage the marine phytoplankton and paleontological communities and raise the research profile and opportunity for on-going training of students and researchers.

- Bring about opportunities for a new taxonomic guide, project development and student exchange between laboratories focusing on recent developments or ongoing enigma in the field.

 Meeting material

> Workshop report