IAA Advanced Aerobiology Courses

The Advanced Aerobiology courses series have been created for people having already a technical knowledge of aerobiology, i.e. of sampling and identification of airborne biological particles. This series of courses are aimed at understanding the scientific principles behind aerobiological sampling and analyses, and at giving a solid background for the interpretation of aerobiological results. The courses deal with fundamental topics such as the principles of atmospheric transport, the principles of deposition and sampling, the methods of analisys, data presentation and interpretation . This series of courses is held biennially in different bio-geographical zones, and for this latter reason they include classes and practical activities strictly linked to the chosen site. The Advanced Aerobiology courses are organized jointly by the University of Montreal (Canada), the Institute FISBAT of the National Council of Research (CNR) of Bologna (Italy) and the University of Cordoba (Spain). All those interested in attending the coming course are encouraged to notify the organizing committee of their personal interest and/or work activity so that the course can be pin-pointed to their specific needs. The next will be held in Switzerland in August 2006: "Aerobiology in Alpine Environment".