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Sample and identify freshwater phytoplankton on our FBA course


Book your place now on the FBA's training course: 'Introduction to phytoplankton’ taking place on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 September 2016 at our Windermere site near Ambleside, Cumbria. Participants will collect, examine and identify common freshwater phytoplankton, and the course will cover both practical and theoretical aspects of phytoplankton ecology. A few places are still available on the course. To find out more details and to book a place, please click here or contact us at

Gilson Le Cren Memorial Award

Gilson Award
The Gilson Le Cren Memorial Award is an annual grant (up to £4000) given by the FBA to support scientific research into freshwater biology. Applications for this year’s award are invited between 15 August and 15 September 2016. Application is open to FBA members in good standing who joined the FBA on or before 1 May 2016. The award will be made in February 2017 and last for a period of 12 months. Visit the FBA website for terms and conditions, and more details about the application process here

The FBA has published the Phase I data for the River Eden Demonstration Test Catchment

Eden DTC Datasets
The Freshwater Biological Association has published the thirty four datasets that comprise the River Eden DTC Phase I data via its data-archiving website This completes the publication of Phase I datasets for all the DTC consortia. The list of River Eden DTC datasets can be seen here
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