Kaunas, Lithuania

Investigation of Biodiversity

when 12 July 2020 - 23 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 500

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, all programmes will take place in 2021. We will announce new dates once they are available.

The course introduces participants to field methods and data analysis and includes theoretical and practical instruction in both the field and the lab. Participants will gain knowledge in using the latest techniques in field methodologies and the most recent analytical and instrumental tools. The course is especially suited to those interested in biodiversity assessment, especially plant, avian and invertebrate biodiversity. During the entire course, participants will visit different natural environments in national parks, natural reserves and zoological museums of Lithuania.

Course leader

Algimantas Paulauskas (bsu@vdu.lt)

Target group

Bachelor level, Master level and PhD students, researchers and university teachers from areas of biology, bioinformatics, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, biotechnology, bioengineering, biophysics, health sciences.

Course aim

The aim of the course is to provide students with evidence-based core training in the use of a wide range of sampling techniques currently available for living organisms in Natural habitats, as well as to explore techniques used for the quantification of biodiversity and the measurement of abundance.

Fee info

EUR 500: Included: social and cultural programme, guided tours, excursion to Vilnius, 3 ECTS and VMU certificates.