Practical aspect of Taxonomy of Marine Organisms

EMBC+ MODULE 2: Toolbox for investigating marine Biodiversity
semester: 
2b
institute: 
ects: 
4

Introduction: importance of taxonomy and systematics; cataloguing life on Earth Biological nomenclature, sysnonymy, classification Species concepts, barcoding Description of new species: diagnosis, discussion, literature research, typification, keys, revisions Collections: management and research, living and dead collections Taxonomy as an integrating science; multi-method taxonomy Data management in taxonomy: collections, databases and web-based taxonomy; Identification of organisms, keys, cladistics.

keywords: 
Taxonomy, systematics, classification, nomenclature, collections, data management, species concept, Identification keys
teachers: 
initial: 

Bachelor-level knowledge about biodiversity of important organismal groups (Biodiversity of Plants, Biodiversity of Animals, and one or more in-depth biodiversity courses from the bachelor or master biology). Subject to the lecturer's approval, equivalent courses from other study programmes can be acceptable.

final: 

Be able to apply taxonomic principles and techniques to concrete cases