Bee Course 2017

When Aug 21, 2017 08:00 AM to Aug 31, 2017 05:00 PM (UTC )
Where Southwestern Research Station
City Portal, Arizona
Country USA
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THE BEE COURSE 2017 is a workshop offered for conservation biologists, pollination ecologists and other biologists who want to gain greater knowledge of the systematics and biology of bees. It emphasizes the classification and identification of more than sixty bee genera of North and Central America (both temperate and tropical), and the general information provided is applicable to the global bee fauna.

Lectures include background information on the biologies of bees, their floral relationships, their importance in maintaining and/or improving floral diversity, inventory strategies, and the significance of oligolecty (i.e., taxonomic floral specialization). Field trips acquaint participants with collecting and sampling techniques; associated lab work provides instruction on specimen identification, preparation and labeling.

The main purpose of the course is to provide participants with sufficient knowledge and experience to use effectively The Bee Genera of North and Central America by Michener, McGinley, and Danforth, 1994.

It will be held at the Southwestern Research Station, Portal, Arizona, from August 21 to August 31, 2017.

Please visit: http://www.amnh.org/our-research/invertebrate-zoology/bee-course-2017 for more information.

Deadline: MARCH 1, 2017