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FREE - NERC funded places for Freshwater Advanced Training Short Course - APPLY NOW!

Supported by NERC, the Freshwater Biological Association and Bournemouth University are offering an Advanced Training Short Course in Freshwater Taxonomy and Field Identification Skills. This five day course will be run at the FBA River Laboratory in Dorset 27 June - 1 July 2016. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis (priority will be given to those with NERC funding).

Deadline for applications is Sunday 15 May 2016. Click here for more information and an application form.

FBA Annual Scientific Meeting & Open Day May 2016 UPDATE

Catchments, Connectivity and avoiding Catastrophes - Registration deadline is 29 April  for the FBA Annual Scientific Meeting at Windermere on Wednesday, 11 May 2016.

Download the programme here 

TO BOOK NOW - Download the registration form here

Sample and identify freshwater macroalgae on our FBA course

Book your place now on the FBA's training course: 'Identifying macroalgae' taking place Wednesday 25 – Thursday 26 May 2016 at our Windermere site near Ambleside, Cumbria. Participants will learn how to collect and identify those freshwater macroalgae most likely to be encountered during LEAFPACS and other freshwater surveys. Also includes an introduction to the use of macroalgae for rapid assessment.

The two-day course is tutored by Martyn Kelly and Allan Pentecost.

A few places are still available on the course which is suitable for all levels. To find out more details and to book a place, please go to or contact us at

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