Termite Course 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019 (All day)-Saturday, June 8, 2019 (All day)

Date: June 3-8, 2019

Location: Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center, University of Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

About: This course provides a unique opportunity to obtain in-depth knowledge about termite biology with a strong emphasis on ecology and evolution. This 40+ hours workshop will include extensive seminars provided by guests speakers from around the world, field collection and lab ID training sessions. If you are interested in social insects overall, this course is for you.

This year is going to be a jam-packed week long session of intense teaching, field, and lab sessions about all aspects of termite biology, with a special focus on the ecology, evolution and symbiosis of termites. This course is open to all (students, post docs, and faculties!) from all fields of study in social insects. We would love to share our love and experience of termites to our friends studying other social insect models.

This year is going to be very special as we will have guest speakers who will provide their unique perspective on various aspects of termite biology. In addition, graduate students who participate to this termite course will be given the opportunity to present their own work in a grad student mini-symposium organized during the event. 

The class is capped at 50 participants, and the registration is on a first come first serve basis. Finally, this course will be offered again only in 2021, so please make sure to not miss this opportunity if you are interested in joining us.