The IUSSI International Congress
13-18 July 2014
Come for the science, stay for the reef and rainforest.
The Australian Section will be hosting the next international congress of IUSSI. The President is Ben Oldroyd, and the organizing committee currently comprises Madeleine Beekman, Simon Robson and Judith Reinhard. The committee will be expanded closer to the event.
The Congress will be held in the magnificent Cairns Convention Centre, and there will be a brilliant selection of post conference tours, etc. There will be discounts for student delegates, and students are strongly encouraged to participate and to present. Please mark the dates in your calendar.
More details can be found at the congress web site: www.iussi2014.com
| ||Previous Congress:|
|8-14 August 2010|
XVI IUSSI interational Congress
The web site for the previous congress can be found here.
IUSSI Section Meetings
|21-24 August 2013|
2013 meeting of the Bolivarian Section of the IUSSI - IX Coloquium of Social Insects
Universidad del Valle (Meléndez campus) Cali, Colombia
The colloquium will focus on the role of social insects as functional agents in wild environments and agroecoystems, and invited speakers are Alejandro Farji-Brener, Stacy M. Philpott, Elias Danilo Oliveira, Guiomar Nates Parra, and Mary Jane West-Eberhard. Immediatelly after the event, there will also be a field expedition to the National Park "Farallones de Cali". The poster for the meeting can be downloaded here
Further details of the meeting can be found at: http://iussibolivariana.univalle.edu.co
|28-30 August 2013|
IUSSI French-speaking section meeting 2013
University of Paris 13, Villetaneuse
The ethology of social insect team of the Laboratory of Experimental and Comparative Ethology laboratory announces the upcoming biennial meeting of the French speaking section of the IUSSI (UIEIS-SF) at the University of Paris 13 in Villetaneuse, from 28 to 30 August 2013. For more details, see the meeting web site:
Other Meetings of interest to social insect researchers
|4-15 August 2013|
Ant Course 2013
Villa Carmen, Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peru
ANTCOURSE is designed for systematists, ecologists, behaviorists, conservation biologists, and other biologists whose research requires a greater understanding of ant taxonomy and field techniques. In 2013, emphasis is on the identification of the ant genera and species occurring in the Neotropics. Lectures will include background information on the ecology, life histories and evolution of ants. Field trips emphasize collecting and sampling techniques, and associated lab work focuses specimen preparation, sorting and labeling. Information on equipment, literature, and myrmecological contacts are also presented.
Deadline for applications is 1 April 2013. For more details see: research.calacademy.org/ent/courses/ant
|14-17 August 2013|
Second International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy
The Nittany Lion Inn, 200 Park Avenue, State College, Pennsylvania 16803
Pollinators are essential for both plants and animals in agriculture and natural ecosystems, but there have been dramatic declines in pollinator populations world-wide. Pollinator decline not only has alarmed the scientific community, but has gained prominence in the popular press, raising the public’s awareness about threats to our ecosystem. The causes for pollinator decline are complex, and it is thought that a combination of many stressors are responsible, including parasites, pathogens, environmental toxins, and poor nutrition and habitat loss. The 2013 conference will include presentations on all these topics, but will especially highlight the effects of environment contaminants on pollinator genomics, development, physiology and behavior.
Deadline for abstract submission is 15 May 2013: More info on the conference, including a schedule of sessions, invited speakers and online registration, can be found at: http://agsci.psu.edu/pollinator-conference
5-8 September 2013
5th Central European Workshop of Myrmecology
University of Innsbruck, Technikerstr. 25, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
The 5th Central European Workshop of Myrmecology (CEWM) will be held in Innsbruck, Austria, in autumn 2013 – click here for the meeting's website and here to subscribe to our newsletter! We will cover all fields of ant research; participants and topics will be warmly welcome from all over Europe – and beyond!
Registration is now open - and can be carried out here. For other important dates click here
29 September -
4 October 2013
International Exhibition Centre, Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
The 43rd Apimondia meeting will be held in Ukraine in 2012. Early registrationcloses on 1 June. Please see the web site for more details:
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