The IUSSI International Congress
XVIII IUSSI International Congress
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
The program for the congress can be downloaded here, and the abstract book here.
IUSSI Section Meetings
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/
Other Meetings & courses of interest to social insect researchers
|5-7 May 2016|
Ants 2016 - Ant interactions with fungi, microbes, other insects, and plants: Insights from integrative approaches
Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany
With about 12,500 named species, ants are the largest group of eusocial insects. Their 10,000 trillions of individuals equal the global human biomass (Hölldobler and Wilson, 1990). Interactions of ants with other insects, fungi, microbes, and plants are central themes in ecology and evolution, and more generally, understanding of interactions among species has been a long-standing challenge for evolutionary biologists. Ants 2016 is the first conference of its kind. Its main goals are to (i) bring together scientists working on the interactions of ants with other organisms, (ii) identify gaps and opportunities for future research, and (iii) illustrate new approaches for investigating ant/biome interactions.
The scientific talks will be short, and there will be ample time for discussion, taking in the posters, or visiting the Botanical Garden, where the meeting will take place.
The symposium is open to the public. Scientific posters and additional oral contributions are being accepted now. For information and registration email: email@example.com
For more details see: http://www.sysbot.biologie.uni-muenchen.de/en/symposium.html
|23-27 May 2016||Chemical and Genomic Insight into Host-Microbe Symbiotic Interactions|
This 2.5 ECTS NOVA PhD course will introduce and critically address a range of genomic and chemical tools applicable to research in host-symbiont interactions tools with the primary objective of providing PhD students with extensive knowledge of the applicability of tools to their own work. The course mainly addresses PhD students early in their PhD and who work with interactions between hosts and symbionts at the molecular level.
The course will provide an overview of the diversity of symbiotic systems with particular focus on examples, many involving the symbionts of social insects, where genomics and chemical tools have been employed to shed new light on interactions.
There is no course fee for NOVA and BOVA students. For non-NOVA and non-BOVA students, the course fee is EUR 400. Apply by sending an email with a one-page application and a one-page CV to firstname.lastname@example.org - you should also use this address if you have any questions about the course. Admission deadline 15 January 2016
For more information, see the course web site: http://www.nmbu.no/en/students/nova/students/phd-courses/phd-2016/node/23615
|18-20 July 2016|
2016 International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy
Penn State University, Philadelphia, USA
A major theme of this year’s conference will be translating the results of recent research advances in the biology and health of pollinators into solutions that can be applied in the field to conserve and expand pollinator populations. The conference will cover a range of topics in pollinator research, from genomics to ecology, and their application to land use and management, breeding of managed bees, and monitoring of global pollinator populations. Recent global initiatives in policy, education, and extension will also be highlighted.
The conference will be preceded by a one-day Pollinator Conservation Short Course hosted by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation on Sunday, July 17, 2016. The Short Course will also be held at Penn State in University Park, PA and it will feature presentations on creating and protecting pollinator habitat, as well as related research of Penn State scientists. Please contact Jillian Vento email@example.com for more information.
For more details, see the conference web site: http://ento.psu.edu/pollinators/events/2016-international-conference-on-pollinator-biology-health-and-policy.
The conference agenda, online registration, and online abstract submission will be available in early February 2016. To receive an email announcement once registration is open, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
|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/
11th International Conference on Ants (11th ANeT)
The 11th International Conference on Ants (11th ANeT) is to be organised in India in October-2017, details regarding registration, abstract submission and other relevant information will follow soon.
The conference website can be found at: http://www.antdiversityindia.com/international_conference_on_ants-2017
If your meeting or course is not here, please advise the webmaster