13TH FISHBASE SYMPOSIUM: Sept. 1, 2015, IRRI, Los Baños, Laguna

“FishBase and SeaLifeBase for Teaching and Research in Aquatic Science” is the theme of a symposium that will be held at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Baños, Laguna on September 1, 2015.

This is the 13th Annual FishBase Symposium under the auspices of FishBase Information and Research Group, Inc. (FIN). FishBase and SeaLifeBase are distinct biodiversity information systems on all fishes and all marine organisms of the world which FIN has been hosting since 2011, according to Dr. Mary Ann P. Bimbao, executive director.

The symposium will focus on paper presentations by invited speakers from local universities and research institutions who will talk about their work and how FishBase and SealifeBase have contributed or can contribute to teaching and research; and FishBase Consortium members on their experience and insights in using FishBase to supplement teaching and research activities.

The symposium hopes to generate creative ideas and suggestions on how FishBase and SeaLifeBase can be improved to closely respond to the needs of users in the education and research domain. For more information, contact Susan at 0917-545-6439 or Patricia at 0917-325-0275.

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