News posted here includes information and links to upcoming as well as recently convened meetings, workshops, and other public events, including those affiliated with the Illinois Natural History Survey, the Prairie Research Institute, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, professional societies and organizations, and beyond.

[ page update: 2021-I-11 ] 


On Monday 6 January 2014, Mark J. Wetzel (INHS) and John Reynolds (Oligochaetology Lab) launched a new website presenting the second edition of 

Nomenclatura Oligochaetologica Editio Secunda  –
a catalogue of names, descriptions, and type specimens of the Oligochaeta
.

This web-based Second Edition of Nomenclatura Oligochaetologica [N.O.2]: integrates the accounts included in the first volume (Reynolds and Cook, 1976 [N.O.]) with those presented in the three supplements (Reynolds and Cook, 1981 [N.O.S.P.], 1989 [N.O.S.S.], and 1993 [N.O.S.T.]) – together comprising the original N.O. series; updates and corrects accounts for the generic, subgeneric, specific, and infra-specific names of oligochaetes (Annelida, oligochaetous Clitellata) as presented in the original series; adds accounts for all oligochaete taxa described as new to science since 1993 – including barcode, GenBank, tissue repository, and other pertinent DNA sequencing information; expands the Index Auctorum, Index Auctoritatum, Index Museorum, Prolegomenon, Glossarium, and References sections of the original series; includes translations (in 11 languages) of  the Prolegomena and Glossaria of the original series and this second edition; presents and expands Dedicatio sections in the original series with biographies and memoria for our historical and contemporary colleagues focused on oligochaetology, including bibliographies of their published scientific contributions; offers a forum for Current Perspectives in oligochaete phylogeny, taxonomy, systematics, and nomenclature; provides a Using This Nomenclator section with account examples and instructions for using and navigating this web-based catalogue; includes an annotated list of links to web-based annelid resources.  An annual accounting page was recently added to summarize the number of accounts for taxa (genera, subgenera, species, and subspecies) described each year; note that the tallies in each column for the most recent years continue to increase as accounts are prepared and added to NO2 pages. 

The advantage of a web based edition is that it allows for corrections and additions to occur immediately after the information reaches us.  We encourage assistance from our colleagues around the World to correct errors, update the information for each taxon account as presented, and to provide complete account information for newly described taxa as well as those that we have overlooked. – John W. Reynolds and Mark J. Wetzel


UPCOMING MEETINGS and SYMPOSIA

2020.

2020 Association of Mid-Atlantic Aquatic Biologists (AMMAB) Annual Meeting and Workshop
  Cacapon State Park, Berkeley Springs, WV - -  Wednesday through Friday, 
April 1 - 3, 2020.
     Registration deadline: 28 February.  CANCELLED (C-19)
     Program includes the states' meeting on Wednesday, platform and poster
     presentations and evening social on Thursday, 
and workshops on Friday morning.
  Please visit the AMAAB website for additional information.  

 Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) - 68th Annual Meeting.    CANCELLED (C-19)
     7-12 June 2020   Madison, Wisconsin  USA  –  Note: this is a joint meeting with the 
         
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography – ASLO

35th Congress of the International Society of Limnology
     23–28 August 2020   Gwangju, Republic of Korea  POSTPONED (C-19)
     Congress rescheduled to convene in Moscow, Russia, 2-6 August 2021
     Visit website for additional information.

Florida Lake Management Society   
    Call For Abstracts NOW - deadlines: draft abstract, 21 March; final abstract, 10 May
31st Annual Technical Symposium, August 25-28, 2020
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, FL

World Congress of Marine Stations (WCMS) 2020,     28-30 October 2020, Moscow, Russia
       hosted by the Lomonosov Moscow State University Marine Research Center
    Registration opens on 03 February;  p
lease visit the website for important dates
      associated with this world congress, including event schedule, programme, lodging,
      and travel information

2021.

15th International Symposium on Aquatic Oligochaeta (ISAO15) 
           21-25 September 2021, Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium 
            POSTPONED (C-19)
      >   Please visit the link to the website for this symposium; additional information, 
              expanding on all aspects of this symposium, is being prepared and will be 
              added periodically.  Symposium rescheduled to convene at RBINH 20-24 September 2022.
      >  Send correspondence about this symposium to { isao15[AT]sciencesconf.org 

           * be sure to replace the '[AT]' with '@' in the email address noted above.

International Course on Systematics, Morphology and Evolution of Marine Annelids
     Espegrend Marine Biological Station, University of Bergen, Norway
     24 April – 03 May 2020
     Please visit the course website via its link from the title, above.  

36th Congress of the International Society of Limnology
     2022 (dates TBD)     Berlin, Germany,
                -- returning to its first congress venue – celebrating 100 years

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

2020. 

2020 Association of Mid-Atlantic Aquatic Biologists (AMMAB) Annual Meeting & Workshop
  Cacapon State Park, Berkeley Springs, WV - -  Wednesday through Friday, 
April 1 - 3, 2020.
     Registration deadline: 28 February.  CANCELLED (C-19)
       Program includes the states' meeting on Wednesday, platform and poster 
       presentations and evening social on Thursday, 
and workshops on Friday morning.

  Please visit the AMAAB website for additional information.  

International Course on Systematics, Morphology and Evolution of Marine Annelids
     Espegrend Marine Biological Station, University of Bergen, Norway
     24 April – 03 May 2020
     Please visit the course website via its link from the title, above.

> Several others are now being planned; information to be posted here soon. 


 Listing of past MEETINGS and SYMPOSIA
     [note that some websites may now be inactive]

 Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) - 67th Annual Meeting
     19–23 May 2019, Salt Lake City, Utah  USA

Florida Association of Aquatic Biologists (FAB) (formerly, Florida Association of Benthologists, 1987–2018) 
     
Freshwater Taxonomic Workshop – Odonata, with Ken Tennessen
     14–16 August 2019, University of Florida Department of Entomology
          & Nematology, Gainesville, Florida

Florida Association of Aquatic Biologists (FAB) (formerly, Florida Association of Benthologists, 1987–2018)
     
33rd Annual Meeting, 28–30 May 2019, 
     Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Eastpoint (Apalachicola), Florida

14th International Symposium on Aquatic Oligochaeta (ISAO14)
     9–14 September 2018,  Hirosaki University, Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture,
     Honshu, Japan

Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) - 66th Annual Meeting     20–24 May 2018   
     COBO Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Florida Association of Aquatic Biologists (FAB) (formerly, Florida Association of Benthologists, 1987–2018) 
     7–9 November 2017 - - 31st Annual / 30th Anniversary Meeting, Doyle Connor Bldg.,
     Florida Division of Plant Industry,
Gainesville, Florida

Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) - 65th Annual Meeting, 4–8 June 2017
     4–8 June 2017, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB) – Annual Meeting, 
     Thursday 31 April – Sunday 3 May 2016, Concord, North Carolina, USA

Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) - 64th Annual Meeting, 21–26 May 2016
     Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, California, USA

12th International Symposium on Enchytraeidae (ISE12), 27-29 June 2016
     Centre for Ecological Research, Balaton Limnological Institute, Tihany, Hungary. 

International Society of Limnology (SIL), XXIIIrd Congress 31 July–5 August 2016, Torino, Italy

Florida Association of Benthologists (FABFall 2015 Annual Meeting
     St. Petersburg College - Clearwater Campus, Clearwater, Florida, 4-6 November 2015

13th International Symposium on Aquatic Oligochaeta (ISAO)
   Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, 7-11 September 2015

Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) - 63rd Annual Meeting
     Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 17-21 May 2015

Florida Association of Benthologists (FAB) Spring 2014 Annual Taxonomy Workshop
     6-8 May 2014, University of Florida Department of Entomology and Nematology, Gainesville.
     Workshop Topics: 
        a) Aquatic and semi-aquatic Lepidoptera of Florida (Marc Minno, Palmer Kinser, and 
               James Hayden, instructors),
        b) Tanytarsini (Chironomidae: Chironominae) of Florida (John Epler, instructor)

Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) - 62nd Annual Meeting
   Portland, Oregon, USA, 18-23 May 2014

  The above meeting was co-convened as the first
      Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) with the following societies:
         > Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
         > Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS), and
         > Phycological Society of America (PSA). 

Theme of the above JASM: Bridging Genes to Ecosystems: Aquatic Science in a time of Rapid Change

Florida Association of Benthologists (FAB) Autumn 2013 Annual Meeting
   Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Eastpoint, Florida, USA, 
     5-7 November 2013.

Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB) Annual Meeting
   Charleston, West Virginia, USA, 10-12 April 2013

Sixth International Oligochaete Taxonomy Meeting
  Palmeira de Faro, Portugal, 22-25 April 2013

Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) - 61st Annual Meeting
   Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 19-24 May 2013

Florida Association of Benthologists (FAB) Autumn 2012 Annual Meeting
   Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Eastpoint, Florida, USA, 
     6-8 November 2012

XVI ICSZ – International Colloquium on Soil Zoology
     Coimbra, Portugal, August 6-10, 2012

XIII ICA – International Colloquium on Apterygota
     Coimbra, Portugal, 
August 13-15, 2012

 X ISE – International Symposium on Enchytraeidae
     Coimbra, Portugal, 
August 13-14, 2012

12th International Symposium on Aquatic Oligochaeta (ISAO) 
      Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia, 9-13 September 2012


WORKSHOPS


Recently convened Workshops

Florida Association of Aquatic Biologists (FAB) (formerly, Florida Association of Benthologists, 1987–2018) 
     
Freshwater Taxonomic Workshop – Odonata, with Ken Tennessen
     14–16 August 2019   University of Florida Department of Entomology and Nematology, Gainesville, Florida

Polychaetes - Part II: the Scolecida.  Florida Association of Benthologists (FAB) 
          -- Fall 2013 Taxonomic Workshop.

     > This workshop convened at the University of Tampa Marine Science Center, 13-15 November 2013.
         Instructor: Dr. Jerry McLelland, Gulf Coast Research Lab.   

A post meeting taxonomy workshop followed the Sixth International Oligochaete Taxonomy Meeting
     Palmeira de Faro, Portugal, 22-25 April 2013;  

An Introduction to Polychaetes.  Florida Association of Benthologists (FAB) 
          -- Fall Taxonomic Workshop.

     > This workshop convened at the University of Tampa Marine Science Center, 27-30 November 2012.
         Instructor: Dr. Donald E. Harper, Jr.  Professor Emeritus, Texas A&M University at Galveston.
 

Australian Marine and Freshwater Oligochaete Identification Workshop

    > Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia, Friday 7 September 2012, organized
        and presented by Adrian M. Pinder, Christer Erséus, and Mark J. Wetzel, immediately
        prior to the 12th International Symposium on Aquatic Oligochaeta, convened
        10-13 September (same venue). 


OTHER EVENTS

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