Post-symposium course on Oniscidea taxonomy and systematics
by S. Taiti, H. Schmalfuss, S. Sfenthourakis, G. Montesanto
The number of participants is limited to 15. PhD students and
postdocs are strongly encouraged to apply, and, in case of over-subscription, will be accepted first.
The course will take place in one of the Uni’s (UVM) microscopic labs. Lunch available at the
campus dining facility.
- Thursday, 31st August
Morning: theory - illustration of the Oniscidea, systematics of the group, taxonomic characters, methods of collecting, methods of study (dissections, illustrations, descriptions, etc.)
Afternoon: Practice - examination of specimens under stereo microscope; dissection of body parts and examination of taxonomic characters using a compound microscope; identification of specimens to family and genera using keys.
- Friday, 1th September
Morning: drawings of the entire animal and of body parts using microscopes with camera lucida.
Afternoon: Inking of drawings by hand or by digital program.
- Saturday, 2nd September
Morning: how to describe taxa.