Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Training course on zooplankton identification
Thursday, 02 February 2017 10:27

First announcement of a training course on zooplankton identification, organized in September 2017 in the Archipelago Research Institute's field station Seili, Finland.

The course builds upon the more than 50 years of experience of the Archipelago Research Institute (ARI) has in conducting multidisciplinary research of the Baltic Sea, with a special focus on the Archipelago Sea. The Institute provides long-term monitoring data e.g. on hydrography, zooplankton and Baltic herring (Clupea harengus membras), and strong scientific expertise on long-term environmental monitoring and modeling decadal datasets. Additionally, the institute offers facilities and services for courses, seminars and research groups.

Teachers on this course are experts on marine biology, zooplanktology and taxonomy, together comprising decade's worth of knowledge and expertise:

    Prof. emeritus Ilppo Vuorinen, the recently retired research director of the ARI has studied the Baltic Sea zooplankton since the 1970s, focusing especially on their long-term dynamics.
     Doc. Marjut Rajasilta has studied the Baltic Sea zooplankton since the 1980s with a special focus on their interaction with the Baltic herring.
    BSc. Satu Zwerver from company Zwerver has been the plankton sample analyzer for the ARI for several years. She has many years of experience and a wide knowledge base in zoo- and phytoplankton taxonomy and identification.

Location: ARI's field station, Island of Seili, Nauvo, Finland. The Institute is located in the middle region of the archipelago, on an island known from its nature and particularly interesting history.

Max. number of participants: 15 participants.
Course language: English.

Date and duration: 4-8 September 2017

Credits: 2 ECTS, in total 54 hours of teaching.

For more information please contact:
course coordinator, Katja Mäkinen, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

More information on the course


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