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1st International Training Workshop on Taxonomy of Bivalve Molluscs ITW’01, 10-14 May, 2016 Kochi,

1st International Training Workshop on

Taxonomy of Bivalve Molluscs

ITW’01, 10-14 May, 2016

Kochi, Kerala, India

(A lecture series combined with

practical exercises using the local fauna

 

 

                                                                    Organiser

Department of Marine Biology,

Microbiology and Biochemistry

School of Marine Sciences

Cochin University of Science and Technology

Kochi- 16, Kerala, India

 

Co-Organisers

 

Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries

University of Kerala, Kariavattom

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

 

In collaboration with

National Museum of Wales, and

School of Ocean Sciences

Bangor University, North Wales, United Kingdom

 

 

  

As part of the capacity building of personal for understanding the taxonomy, distributional trend and ecological status as well as cataloguing of various aquatic organisms, it is necessary to organize hands on training and other interactive programs. The Phylum Mollusca is one of the largest group of animals existing today that are distributed in large numbers in marine, estuarine and freshwater habitats. The class Bivalvia in Mollusca is commonly referred to as clams, mussels, cockles, oysters, and scallops. More than 30,000 living species of bivalves have been described from different aquatic systems. Even though records on the taxonomy, distribution and diversity of species are available from different ecosystems, they lack clarity in specific identification characters and descriptions. Moreover species identification especially in the Arabian Sea and associated regions has been inconsistent, such that many ambiguities in bivalve taxonomy remain. The dearth of scientific trained manpower is a serious issue in identifying species. Taking into account this background it was felt necessary by researchers of the Department of Marine Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry to collaborate with the National Museum of Wales, UK with the aim of increasing regional capacity in the identification of the bivalve fauna. In this context, the Department of Marine Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry, School of Marine Sciences, Cochin University of Science and Technology Kochi- 16, Kerala, India  in   collaboration with Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries University of Kerala, Kariavattom  Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India    and collaboration  with National Museum of Wales, and  School of Ocean Sciences Bangor University, North Wales, United Kingdom organized  1st International Training Workshop on  Taxonomy of Bivalve Molluscs, from May 10 to 14, 2016,  in the right sprit of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

 

1st International Training Workshop on Taxonomy of Bivalve Molluscs ITW’01, 10-14 May, 2016 Kochi,

Brochure ITW 01 2016

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