The European School on Ostracoda

The course is designed to provide an overview of the taxonomy, (palaeo)ecology, biodiversity, geological history and applied biostratigraphy of ostracods. It is intended for young scientists and industrial staff interested in micropalaeontology, palaeoceanography, palaeoclimatology, biology and environmental applications. We will focus on methods and concepts of ostracodology including systematics, biostratigraphic applications, ecology and life history spanning their fossil record from the Paleozoic to the Holocene and covering the recent fauna as well. Case studies from marine and continental systems as well as practical training for identification, preparation, documentation and analysis will be an important part of the course.

To register, please send an email including name, address to ESO-organisers: or phone: ++49-(0)3641948619

The places are filled on a first pay-first serve base.
Course is open (as of November 2019)

Fees (includes course material and lectures)
  • students (M.Sc., PhD): 150.00 Euro
  • PostDocs: 300.00 Euro
  • participants from companies: 1,500.00 Euro

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Course details

Academic level(s)Master, PhD
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionFriedrich-Schiller University
Begin date16.03.2020
End date20.03.2020
Registration deadline-
ECTS credits0.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyBiology and biochemistry
Teaching placeJena
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