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Herbarium Work Placement (Volunteer) - Post Filled

The FBA is looking for a volunteer to research, list and photograph our herbarium specimens, which date from the 1930s to the 1960s. This is a great opportunity for someone seeking experience in curating natural history specimens, and will also offer the chance to gain knowledge in other areas of collections work and science education.

This placement will last between 3 to 8 weeks, depending on availability. Ideally the applicant should be able to work between the hours of 10am and 4pm, a minimum of 2 days per week, starting mid-July 2016.

Download the full details here, and to apply please send a CV and a covering letter to Isabelle Charmantier

National Meeting of the British Hydrological Society

National Meeting of the British Hydrological Society

Hydroecology and the fine sediment conundrum: quantifying, mitigating and managing the issues.
6th July 2016
Centre for Hydrological and Ecosystem Science,
Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU.

To book for this event please visit the following webpage:

Registration closes 28th June 2016.

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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