‘eighty years of promoting biodiversity conservation through taxonomic research, scientific training and international networks’

Harrison Institute, Centre for Biodiversity Research

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Bounsavane Douangboubpha from the National University of Laos trained in bat taxonomy at the Harrison Institute and Prince of Songkla University, Thailand.


Training Programmes of the Harrison Institute


Training and Academic supervision


The Harrison Institute is proud of its record of promoting the training staff and students from home and abroad in the theory and methods of:

  • Biodiversity research including whole organism mammal, bird and amphibian taxonomy

  • Field survey techniques and data recording and analysis for research and conservation

  • Collections management.

Training and academic supervision are on a case by case basis and tailored to meet the individual needs of the projects.

Staff have acted as academic co-supervisors to 10 MSc and 15 PhD students from the UK, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. [more information]

The aim is always to increase capacity in the biodiversity sciences and thereby help countries fulfill their obligations to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) [more information]