Taxonomic Certification Opportunity in North Carolina

June 22
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Taxonomic Certification Opportunity in North Carolina

June 22 All day

Perlidae (common stoneflies)

What: Intensive two-week course with an opportunity to take taxonomic certification exams.
When: Course runs June 11–23, 2024; Taxonomic Certification Program exams will be offered on June 22.
Where: Highlands Biological Station in Highlands, North Carolina.

Dr. John Morse from Clemson University and Dr. Alexander Orfinger from Dalton State College, Georgia, will teach Southern Appalachian Mayflies, Stoneflies, and Caddisflies. The course includes the natural history and taxonomy of mayflies (Ephemeroptera), stoneflies (Plecoptera), and caddisflies (Trichoptera), including systematics, ecology, and behavior of larvae and adults, with emphasis on those aspects important in ecological studies, biological monitoring of water quality, and sport fishing. Students will collect insects from mountain stream habitats and identify them in the laboratory.

Prerequisites: Students should have prior training in zoology, but not necessarily entomology.

Students may opt to take the Society for Freshwater Science’s Taxonomic Certification exam of eastern EPT to genus at the end of the course.

If you would like to take an exam at this event, please fill out the Taxonomic Certification Exam Interest Form*. For more information, visit the Schedule an Exam page.

* This link may be blocked by some firewalls. If you cannot reach it, please email to register.

Highlands Biological Station

265 N. 6th Street
Highlands, NC 28741 United States
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