Distributed European School of Taxonomy – Tropical field botany in Belize 10-24 January 2014. Registration deadline: 30 November 2013.
A tropical field trip is a unique opportunity for students to be confronted with unfamiliar plants and vegetation, providing a valuable educational experience and widening opportunities for subsequent employment. It also offers the chance to undertake qualitative and quantitative ecological surveys and provides experience in botanical collecting. The current field course in Belize allows students to study the ecology and flora of Central America and become familiar with important neotropical plant families and genera.
It is designed to provide training in conducting fieldwork in unfamiliar territory where a pragmatic approach needs to be taken in setting and achieving scientific objectives.
This field trip is being organized in the framework of the MSc in the Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants, established by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh. One or two places are reserved to participants who register through DEST.