Saturday was the start of the 4th Tropical Field Phycology course in Bocas del Toro. This is the first major event supported by our NSF-ARTS grant and it looks like it will be a major success.
Trainees include students from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, UK, and the USA. Lead by ARTS PI Dr. Suzanne Fredericq (University of Louisiana at Lafayette) and co-instructor Dr. Wilson Freshwater (University of North Carolina at Wilmington) the aspiring taxonomist participants will practice identifying tropical algae and gain the tools to discover and describe new species.
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