Acarology Summer Program

Acarology Summer Program

— Offered by University of Arkansas Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology —


The Soil Acarology and Medical-Veterinary Acarology courses offered in the Acarology Summer Program will make participants proficient in the identification of a broad range of mite diversity from around the world. Additionally, the course will broaden participants understanding of mite ecology, evolution, and biogeography.


Soil Acarology


This three-week workshop concentrates on the Acari associated with soil and litter. Week one will be devoted to Mesostigmata and Endeostigmata, the second week to Oribatida, and the third week to Prostigmata. The main emphasis will be on identification and systematics of both adults and immatures, but this course will have a strong secondary emphasis on ecology and life-history.


University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Registration cost does not include textbook.
Textbook is recommended, not required.

  June 15 - July 3, 2020

8:30 am - 6 pm (or later)

Three weeks are recommended. If you need an exception, please email uarogers@uark.edu.


STUDENTS

$1,125

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NON-STUDENTS

$1,575

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Medical-Veterinary Acarology


This two-week workshop will review the various Acari associated with humans and domestic animals. Unlike previous years, we will not have a full week on ticks and tick diseases. Week one will have a concentrated 2-3 days on tick systematics and identification and then the remaining 1.5 weeks will extensively examine all the other groups of vertebrate parasitic mites. This will include discussions of various Mesostigmata, including ectoparasites and nasal mites, Astigmata, including feather mites, Trombiculoidea (chiggers), and miscellaneous Prostigmata.


University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Registration cost does not include textbook.
Textbook is recommended, not required.

  July 6 - 17, 2020

8:30 am - 6 pm (or later)

Two weeks are recommended. If you need an exception, please email uarogers@uark.edu.


STUDENTS

$750

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NON-STUDENTS

$1,050

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Housing Information


Housing will be on campus, just a few minute walk from the classroom, in suite-style dormitory rooms with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, washer and dryer, and kitchen. Each participant will have their own bedroom. The apartment complex has a community center including fitness equipment. Participants may find their own housing options but will be responsible for getting themselves to the program each day.

Housing

$325 / week

Housing costs include lodging and linens. Meals are not covered in the costs and are the responsibility of each participant.


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3 Weeks

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Financial assistance is available in the form of partial registration and housing waivers. Travel and per diem funds are not available. More details coming soon.
These workshops involve long hours, often 9-10 hours per day, most of it spent listening to lectures and identifying mites through the microscope. Participants must be able to spend long hours looking through the microscope in order to get the most out of the workshop.
Summer program t-shirts will be available for purchase during the course.