Evolutionary and Taxonomic Diversity of Marine Invertebrates

9 august-4 september 2020

This international course welcomes participants to take a unique insight into a variety of aspects of marine invertebrates’ biodiversity. This course has been specifically designed on the basis on long-term experience to meet emerging challenges of modern life sciences. The in-campus intro provides a quick dive into the topic and all the necessary basic knowledge. The fieldwork on the White Sea is a core part of the course.

By entering this adventure you will:

  • obtain deep understanding of current views on Tree of Life and invertebrates’ evolution;
  • build solid knowledge of invertebrate biodiversity, from phyla to species level;
  • understand how marine communities are structured and function;
  • master all methods related to sample collection, processing and analysis;
  • specifically focus on invertebrate fauna in Arctic seas through fieldwork on the White Sea;
  • learn from experienced instructors with extensive scientific and educational expertise;
  • gain additional competitive advantage for future career;
  • visit one of the oldest zoology departments located in the beautiful city of St Petersburg.

The updated plan for 2020 will be announced shortly - meanwhile you are welcome to visit the 2018 course sub-page: the schedule will be similar

Please contact Anna Gonchar (anya.gonchar@gmail.com) if you have any questions.

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Course locations in St Peresburg and at the White Sea:

Department of Invertebrate Zoology SPbU

Universitetskaya nab., 7/9, 199034


Educational and research station "Belomorskaia"

Sredniy island, Chupa inlet, White Sea