Identification of Kuwait's Native Plants Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

The main aim of this course is to provide the participants with a basic introduction to taxonomy and classification of flowering plants of Kuwait, their habitat and ecosystem. The course will familiarize them with the important plants of Kuwait and create awareness on the native flora of Kuwait among the participants. The course will introduce participants to different types of seeds, their identification and methods of dispersal.

Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the more common families and the most frequently encountered species from these families
  • Recognize the native plants of Kuwait and their ecosystem
  • Explore plant taxonomy with the framework of the Kuwait flora, which represents diverse families
  • Outline the taxonomy key

Participants

People with a bachelor’s degree/ diploma in life sciences and anyone with an interest in native plants

Pre-requisites

People who have a strong interest and desire to learn about the native plants of Kuwait

KISR is a pioneering, independent, national institute of scientific excellence. KISR’s initial role was dedicated to developing three fields of national importance: petroleum, desert agriculture, and marine biology. Since then, KISR’s role and responsibilities have expanded greatly to include the advancement of national industry and the undertaking of studies to address key challenges, such as the preservation of the environment, sustainable management of Kuwait’s natural resources, responsible management of water and energy, and development of innovative methods of agriculture.

KISR’s approach to meeting challenges is distinguished by a culture of openness, a commitment to our clients, and an integrated, cross-disciplinary approach. KISR routinely embarks on strategic partnerships with other regional and international institutes, agencies, and academic bodies, allowing an exchange of knowledge and expertise. Today, KISR is home to over 580 researchers and engineers and over 100 laboratories, housed at 8 locations, with growth expected through the implementation of a new strategic plan. KISR conducts scientific research and performs technological consultations, often in partnership with other regional and international institutions, for governmental and industrial clients in Kuwait, the Gulf region, and the rest of the world. These partnerships, driven by a philosophy of collaboration that runs deep within our culture, help build up our knowledge base, and facilitate the free flow of information, data, and expertise. This adds value to our clients’ business and ensures that the resources needed to confront the challenges They face are always available on demand.

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