The Israel Taxonomy Initiative offers a series of courses that will be given by renowned international experts. Those will focus on selected taxa with the intention of enhancing taxonomic knowledge in Israel.
The courses will include lectures, labs and excursions and are intended for university students and professionals who study biodiversity, agriculture and nature conservation. Participants who will fulfill all requirements will receive academic credits. All courses are free.
Registration and information available by contacting host scientists.
The next courses offered are listed below



Course Insturctor


Hosting Scientist

Course Location

Chaetognatha (arrow worms)

7-8, 10-12 April, 2019

Annelies Pierrot-Bults

U of Amsterdam

Tamar Guy-Haim and Yoni Belmaker

Tel Aviv University and IOLR

peracarid crustaceans

To be announced

Agnese Marchini

Pavia University, Italy

Bella Galil and Menachem Goren

Tel Aviv University

Ground spiders

To be announced

Maria Alexiou Chatzaki

Democritus University of Thrace

Efrat Gavish-Regev

Hebrew U of Jerusalem


16-21 June 2019

Joseph Eger

Dow AgroSciences, Tampa, Florida

David Furth, Tania Novoselsky and Gal Ribak

Tel Aviv University