XIV International Pollination Course


The international pollination course is a longstanding field course aimed at training graduate, advanced undergraduate and professionals, working with pollination ecology and floral biology. In 2023 the course will take place at Diamantina in the State of Minas Gerais from March 19th to 26th. The course is organised by a permanent core team (André Rodrigo Rech – UFVJM, Kayna Agostini – UFSCar – Araras; Marina Wolowski – UNIFAL-MG; Vinicius L. G. Brito – UFU and Pietro Kyioshi Maruyama – UFMG) and receives National and International contributions at every edition. The main objectives of the course are to present and discuss different ecological and evolutive aspects of pollination biology, develop the student’s ability to generate novel interesting hypotheses related to the topic and to develop the skills to design experiments that allow to test such hypotheses under field conditions.

Eligible applications must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Be a graduate or an advanced undergraduate student or a professional working in the area of pollination ecology or floral biology;
  • Fulfill the online application form (application form);
  • Pay the course fee (R$ 600,00) during the confirmation period. This fee covers the student accommodation and meals during the course.

Course program

Pre-course (optional)
March 17th – 19th

Pollination and Floral biology classes (Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri valleys)

March 19th – 26th
19th: Arrival at the field station (Rio Preto State Park)
20th: Field recognition & Professors’ talks
21th: Instrumentalization & Professors’ talks
22th: Projects’ definition & Professors’ talks
23th – Projects’ development
24th – Projects’ development
25th – Projects’ Presentation
26th – Return to Diamantina


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