First Advanced Zooplankton Course | Morphological and Molecular Taxonomy of Marine Copepods

Warning message

The start date of this training opportunity has already passed

General information

For many zooplanktonic species, the taxonomic status is still unresolved because the descriptions are insufficient for the complexity of morphological characters. Moreover, many cryptic or sibling species have been recently detected with molecular analyses. Only the integration of morphological and molecular approaches, coupled with phylogenetic analyses, will allow us to resolve the taxonomic problems that still hinder our clear comprehension of species distribution and evolution.

The Marine Organism Taxonomy Service at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn of Naples has launched a series of Advanced Zooplankton Courses (AZC) to provide an advanced training on integrative morphological and molecular taxonomy of marine zooplankton.

AZC1 will be focused on copepods and will improve and update the expertise in species identification of selected families: Aetideidae, Paracalanidae, Spinocalanidae, Corycaeidae, Oithonidae, and Oncaeidae, which are diverse, common and abundant in epipelagic and/or mesopelagic oceanic waters.

​The course will also provide an opportunity to interact and discuss with specialized experts on new challenges of marine copepods taxonomy in the molecular era.


Contact Person: (


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0511 - Biology", "0521 - Ecology", "0522 - Conservation and environmental management


Venue: Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn
Napels, Italy


Open from 30 Jun 2018


Registration fee: 600 €

EMBRC supports AZC1 with funds to cover the fee for three participants.


AZC1 is open to 20 participants with documented experience in copepod identification.

Application Procedure:

Applications must arrive within 30th June 2018

Acceptance will be notified within 15th July 2018

Acceptance from selected participants is due by 30th July 2018

Spotted a mistake in this page? Click here to request a change.