18 July 2022
Registration has opened for the new CETAF-DEST Training course: “Crustacean systematics with specialisation in Cyclopidae (Copepoda)”
Dates of Implementation: One (1) training course with one trainee only, which can last from 5-10 days (depending on the availability of the trainee) during the period 3rd of October to 16th of December 2022.
Registration deadline: 15 August 2022
Location: Museum and Institute of Zoology Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, POLAND
Cyclopidae is the most speciose [>1000 (sub)species], predominantly freshwater copepod family that invaded all continents and can be encountered in various surface and subterranean water bodies and semi-terrestrial habitats. Cyclopids are small (0.5–3.0 mm) crustaceans, most of them are omnivorous. Some species are successfully applied in the biological control of the larvae of disease vector mosquitoes, e.g. dengue vector Aedes aegypti in Vietnam. Cyclopids are intermediate hosts of several nematode and cestode parasites. Cyclops and Mesocyclops are used as model organisms in various fields of biology (molecular ecology and genome evolution).
More information in CETAF DEST website: https://cetaf.org/dest/upcoming-courses