8-11 August 2016
European IUSSI congress
Hosted by Professor Lotta Sundström on behalf of the North-west European Section, the conference is planned to take place from the 8th August (arrival and registration) to the 11th August 2016. Registration opened on 1 Feb. 2016.
The deadline for abstract submission and earlybird discount registration is April 15.
For more details, please visit the conference web site: http://www.iussi2016.com/
|28 July - 7 August 2016|
Ant Course 2016
Edward O. Wilson Laboratory at Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique
Ant Course is a workshop designed primarily for systematists, ecologists, behaviorists, conservation biologists, and other biologists whose research responsibilities require a greater understanding of ant taxonomy and field research techniques. Emphasis is on the evolution, classification, and identification of ant genera. Lectures 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.
Ant Course is a unique opportunity to acquire training that is unavailable elsewhere. This course will provide students with: 1) the confidence and skills to identify ant genera; 2) an understanding of modern specimen processing and curation techniques; 3) an appreciation for the biological diversity and evolution of ants, and 4) experience keying to the species level.
Ant Course is open to all interested individuals including students, professors and motivated amateurs (citizen scientists).. Priority will be given to those students for whom the course will have a significant impact on their research. An entomological background is not required. We aim to include students with a diverse interest in biology, including ant systematics, ecology, behavioral biology and conservation. The high instructor to student ratio will allow students to receive individual attention. Ant Course is presented in English and limited to 30 participants. Photos from previous courses are available in the yearbook.
For more details, see: www.antcourse.com
|28 July - 3 August 2016|
16th meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology
University of Exeter, U.K.
This meeting has traditionally had a lot of interesting social behaviour presented, and invited speakers of particular interest to our society include Naomi Pierce from Harvard who is giving one of the plenaries, and Richard Dawkins who is headlining the opening ceremony.
For more details see the symposium website: http://www.isbe2016.com
25-30 September 2016
XXV International Congress of Entomology
ICE 2016’s Theme “Entomology without Borders” will emphasize the global impact of entomology along with a multidisciplinary approach to explore and expand our scientific frontiers. The scientific program of ICE 2016 will feature of variety of sessions including plenary sessions, symposia, 15-minute papers and poster sessions. Submissions are now open for symposium topics - deadline 2 March 2015.
For more information, see the congress web site: http://ice2016orlando.org/