Evolutionary and taxonomic diversity of marine invertebrates 2018

 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 various 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.

Course details

Academic level(s)Master,PhD,Other
Language of instruction
InstitutionSt. Petersburg University
Begin date25.07.2018
End date19.08.2018
Registration deadline15.02.2018
ECTS credits7.0
Field schoolYes
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmesBiology and biochemistry
Teaching placeSt. Petersberg, RU
Tagsbiologysciencetaxonomyevolutionmarine life
Find out more