In the Fall quarter of 2021. I am going to teach an online course in ichthyoplankton taxonomy and systematics. The course is more comprehensive than the workshop (FW529) and includes lectures and discussion of morphology, systematics, sampling techniques, and curatorial challenges.

A preliminary Syllabus is available.

Please contact me if you have further questions (peter.konstantinidis@oregonstate.edu)


July 19 to August 13 2021

           Students (FW 529)                                                 Non-degree seeking participants

The lab and workshop is a 6-day intensive course dedicated to the systematics and identification of larval fishes. The goal is to equip participants with a skill set in identification of ichthyoplankton to family level or a lower taxonomic level. The lab will include daily lectures on taxonomic groups of marine fishes with the focal point on their larval characters. Participants are welcome to bring unidentified ichthyoplankton samples or mixed species lots to the course to help with their identification.

FOR STUDENTS: Information for the 2-credit course (FW 529) is available in the Course catalog of the Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife

FOR NON-DEGREE SEEKING PARTICIPANTS: Course fees are $ 500 (does not include room and board), and it is limited to fifteen participants. The deadline for registration is June 30. Please, fill out this short Application form and email it to peter.konstantinidis@oregonstate.edu before June 30. Details about the payment will be arranged after signing up.

Details of the course content is available in the Syllabus (for non-degree seeding students, only the schedule on page 2 is relevant)


Transportation to and from Corvallis

Eugene (EUG) and Portland (PDX) are the airports to fly in to. There is a shuttle service from and to the airports. The BOLT Bus works well from and to Seattle. However, the BOLT Bus does not stop in Corvallis and you need to arrange a ride from and to Albany.

Housing in Corvallis

Besides AirBnB there are several hotels available. The Hilton is about 10 walking minutes away from Nash Hall. The University Inn is located downtown and about a 20 minutes walk away from Nash Hall. OSU has Scholar Housing for short-term visits available. The minimum stay is three nights and you have to fill out a Reservation Form.

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