The IUSSI International Congress


XVIII IUSSI International Congress

Guarujá, Brazil

At the XVII international congress in Cairns it was announced that the next international congress will be hosted by the Brazilian section. More details will follow as they become available.

 Previous Congress:

13-18 July 2014

XVII IUSSI International Congress

Cairns, Australia

For more details, visit the congress web site: www.iussi2014.com


IUSSI Section Meetings

15 December 2014

Winter Meeting of the NW European Section of the IUSSI

Natural History Museum, London

For more details see the NW European section website: http://iussi.org/NWEurope/meetings.htm

25-29 March 2015

IV Central European Meeting of IUSSI

Franken-Akademie, Lichtenfels, Germany

The next Central European Meeting of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects will be held from the 26th to the 29th March 2015 in Lichtenfels, Germany. We welcome presentations on any aspect of the evolution, ecology, and/or conservation of social insects. Invited speaker include - Audrey Dussutour (University of Toulouse, France) and Christoph Grüter (University of Lausanne, Switzerland).

Registration will be open From 1st September to 30th November 2014. The deadline for abstract submission of oral and poster presentations is midnight (CET) of 31st December 2014. The detailed program will be announced on 30th January 2015.

For more details see the congress web site: http://www.bayceer.uni-bayreuth.de/IUSSI/de/meeting_of/gru/html.php


Other Meetings & courses of interest to social insect researchers

6 April - 28 May 2015

Tropical Behavioural Ecology and Evolution

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama) and University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

We invite applications for a course focusing on evolutionary processes that shape the ecology and behavior of key invertebrate model systems in a diverse tropical forest with a special emphasis on symbioses. The course is designed for graduate students interested in field biology and includes a proposal writing phase (completed in Copenhagen or online) that allows the student to be trained in research design with guidance from course instructors. The project will be implemented at the world renowned Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama (May 2015). In addition, the students will work on a small group project, review and discuss the work of their peers, and attend lectures, tutorials and trips throughout the 26 day stay in Panama. A final project report will be submitted two weeks following the field component. This intense course provides unique opportunities to interact with a global community of scientists and learn successful research strategies while working in a Neotropical rainforest!

For more details see www.megalomyrmex.com/Teaching.html

24-27 July 2015

6th Central European Workshop of Myrmecology

Debrecen, Hungary

The Myrmecological Team of the Department of Evolutionary Zoology and Human Biology, at the University of Debrecen invites you to the 6th Central European Workshop of Myrmecology. The conference will be held in a new and modern building with good infrastructure. The campus is in a green area with veteran oak trees colonised with huge Liometopum microcephalum colonies.

For moire details, please see: http://cewm2015.unideb.hu

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Last updated: Friday, November 7, 2014