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BENTACS - BENthos TAxonomy CourseS


Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn Naples

Italy, 24-28 October 2022

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EMBRC IT LOGOThe Marine Organism Taxonomy (MOTax) core facility has launched a series of International Summer Schools (BENTACS - BENthos TAxonomy CourseS) focused on the taxonomy of the main groups of zoo-benthos from soft-bottom communities in the Mediterranean Sea. The courses will target in particular researchers and technicians from scientific institutions and from national/regional environmental agencies interested in the study of benthos biodiversity and ecology. A combination of lectures and microscope sessions will provide participants with a general theoretical framework and practical experience.

The 1st MOTax course will provide an advanced training on the taxonomy and identification of Polychaetes. It will be held at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Naples on 24-28 October 2022. The course will be focused on specific families of the largest class of annelids selected based on their ecological relevance, including species for which the taxonomic identification is particularly challenging.

Pectinaria koreni prostomioParticipants will be guided by expert taxonomists into the examination of preserved collections from different Mediterranean regions, as well as into the identification of their own samples. The course will offer an opportunity to discuss new challenges and perspectives into the fields of Polychaetes taxonomy and ecology.

Theoretical lessons

- ecological role of Polychaetes

- general aspects of Polychaete biodiversity, species complexes, cryptic diversity

- alien species

Pratictal lessons

- criteria for species identification in the following families:

Sabellidae, Sabellaridae, Serpulidae, Aphroditoidea, Eunicidae, Lumbrineridae, Onuphidae, Capitellidae, Magelonidae, Paraonidae, Spionidae, Cirratulidae, Glyceridae, Nepthydae e Terebellidae

- alien species 


Melih Ertan Çinar (Ege University, Izmir, Turkey)
Adriana Giangrande (Università del Salento, Lecce, Italy)
Joachim Langeneck (Università di Pisa, Italy)
Marco Lezzi (Arpae Emilia-Romagna - Struttura Oceanografica Daphne, Cesenatico, Italy)
Luigi Musco (Università del Salento, Italy)

The course is open to 20 participants with documented experience in taxonomy and identification of polychaetes


Applications: deadline 15 June

Participants will be notified by 15 July

Registration and payment are due by 30 July

Fee: 450 euro per person (coffee breaks, lunches and social dinner included)

ORGANIZERS: Paolo Fasciglione, Rosanna Guglielmo, Luigi Musco, Diana Sarno

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A Ph.D. fellowship is available to carry out interdisciplinary training in Biological Sciences at the Stazione Zoologica 'Anton Dohrn' Naples Italy.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified postgraduate candidates (see details).

The closing date for applications is September 7th 2021 h. 12.00 September 21st 2021 h. 12.00


Naples, 13 September 2021 - Rome, 15 September 2021



Aggiornato il 7.9.2021

Ph.D. fellowships are available to carry out interdisciplinary training in Biological Sciences at the Stazione Zoologica 'Anton Dohrn' Naples Italy.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified postgraduate candidates (see details).

The closing date for applications is June 10th 2020 h. 12.00

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-       Participation via Zoom and YouTube (links for Zoom and YouTube can be found on the museums event pages below) 

Links to the 5 episodes of the series (Event links of the Museum für Naturkunde):







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  • “This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 766053.”

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