Course on Scientific Illustration techniques 8-12 October 2012

The course aims to present illustration techniques for identification keys and species descriptions. It will include lectures and practical sessions on drawing (different techniques) and photo handling.

Target group: PhD students with a general background in biology. Curators, museums.
Working language: English/Scandinavian
Recommended course credits: 2.5 ECTS
Fee: No course fee. For members of STIRS (Swedish Taxonomy Initiative’s Research School) or ForBio (Research School in Biosystematics: there are no accommodation costs and travel costs get refunded. Other participants pay for travel to/from Kristineberg, catering, and accommodation.

Registrations, which should be accompanied by a short CV (indicating the nature and stage of your research project) can be sent till August 10. Priority will be given to those PhD-students enrolled in the STIRS and members of ForBio if the maximum number of course participants is exceeded by the number of registrations.

Number of participants:
Maximum 15.
Registration: Malin Strand, Coordinator STIRS (Swedish Taxonomy Initiative Research School), e-mail:, phone: +46(0)705-654246
Location: Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences is an infrastructure facility for University of Gothenburg ( It is located near Fiskebäckskil, Lysekil, at the Swedish west coast, 100 km north of Gothenburg.

Questions to:
Coordinator, STIRS: Malin Strand, PhD University of Gothenburg, Biodiversity and Systematics/Swedish Species Information Centre, SLU; E-mail:; Phone: +46 (0)705-654246.
ForBIO coordinator:
Christiane Todt, PhD, e-mail:

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