PhycoTech Workshop

Attend this exclusive, one full week of training on taxonomy, identification and ecology of algae. Each day will consist of lectures on various topics including methodology, algal divisions, recent changes to taxonomy, HABS, and differences in approaches to taxonomic classification. There will be microscope sessions in which participants will view preserved and live specimens while receiving hands‐on training in identification. Participants are encouraged to bring their own samples as well.  No direct experience with algae required, but workshop targets participants with backgrounds in biology and scientific methods. 

All attendees will receive a manual that covers algal methods, identification, ecology, and management - prepared by the instructor and based on three decades of
professional experience. Sessions start at 8:00 a.m. and run through 5:30 p.m. each day and are held at the PhycoTech training facility in beautiful St. Joseph, Michigan on the shore of Lake Michigan.


The 2018 Workshop was a success!  

By request we are now offering a 2019 Workshop

July 8-12, 2019  This Workshop is FULL!   (as of March 13, 2019)


2nd 2019 Workshop ADDED!!!! 

Aug 12-16th  (as of April 4, 2019)


Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Workshop presented by

Dr. Ann St. Amand

However, if you are interested in attending, we recommend filling out and sending in the Registration form below - as we have cancellations from time to time. This will put you on the Wait List. If we get a large enough wait list - we may consider other options. 

2019 Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Workshop Registration PDF Form  

this form has not been updated yet for the 2nd tentative workshop - but you will be added to that class for any registrations after April 1, 2019


2018 Algal Workshop Attendees

                              2018 Algal Workshop Attendees & Staff