Thursday, February 24, 2011

2nd World Biodiversity Congress, September, Malaysia

Topics of the congress
1. Sustainable utilization of biological diversity
2. Biodiversity information management
3. Ecosystem management
4. Patterns and impacts of biological invations...

See more here

Thursday, February 17, 2011

International Polychaete Course, September - 2011

White Sea Biological station of the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
7–20 September 2011

.The instructor team
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Maximum 12 students
Application deadline: March 31, 2011
Acceptance announcement: April 15, 2011
For additional information contact
Further information HERE

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

9th International Temperate Reefs Symposium

Plymouth, UK

26th June - 1st 

July 2011

We are now inviting oral and poster presentations for the symposium. In addition to open sessions on all aspects of temperate reefs, the following provisional themes are being considered: propagules to production, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, management and conservation, artificial structures, contribution of reef research to general ecological theory, coldwater coral reefs, deep-sea reefs, macro-ecology and modelling, phylogeography and biogeography.  Subject to demand workshops will be organised on the afternoon of 29th June focussing on current methodological and conservation challenges. Other suggestions are welcomed.
Excursion: We are preparing an excursion for Friday 1st July. This will include: historical shorelines frequented by Darwin and Gosse, boat excursion along the River Dart from Dartmouth to Totnes and hopefully an opportunity to sample local wine (yes we have some!), gin, beer and cheese. Please register for this excursion when you complete you ITRS registration.
Diving and Fishing: if you are interested in finding out about opportunities for recreational SCUBA diving or boat fishing near to  
Plymouth please contact the conference secretariat.
We have also arranged a satellite advanced statistical course after ITRS 2011.
5 day PERMANOVA+ course 4-8th July 2011, Plymouth, UK
for details of a special 25% discount for ITRS participants download the programme and workshop information.
Please download the conference flyer for display at your institution.

Further information on the official web site

Benthic Taxonomy Summer School, UK, June 2011

Further information here

Sea Anemona Workshop, Singapore June 2011










Sea Anemone Workshop Singapore, 15 – 21 June, 2011

St John's Island Marine Laboratory, 
Tropical Marine Science Institute
National University of Singapore

By Dr Daphne Fautin, University of Kansas, Lawrance, Kansas, USA
Organized by the Tropical Marine Science Institute and the Raffles Museum for Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore

Sea anemones are aquatic predators in Order Actiniaria, Class Anthozoa, Phylum Cnidaria. Like their close relatives corals and jellyfishes, sea anemones have cnidocytes, which are cells that produce the stinging capsules used by these animals to capture prey and for defense. A sea anemone is distinguished from other cnidarians in being a solitary polyp lacking a calcareous skeleton; some have a basal disc by used to attach to a solid surface, but others burrow in mud and sand. They are cosmopolitan, found across all latitudes and at all depths ...

More information here

Marine Taxonomy and Habitat Survey (Short Course)

Bournemouth University (Talbot Campus), Out in the Field (Fieldwork), School of Applied Sciences

Duration: Four days: the next course will run 3-6 May 2011.
Delivery method: Part-time
Academic credits: 20
Entry requirements: This course is open to anyone with a relevant undergraduate degree; or to non-graduates/ professionals with significant and relevant work experience, who can demonstrate an ability to both complete and benefit from the course.
Course reference: PSCMTHS

More information and provisional agenda HERE

X International Symposium on Littorinid Biology and Evolution, July 2011





X International Symposium on Littorinid Biology and Evolution, X ISOLBE, will be held at Saint-Petersburg State University (St. Petersburg, Russia) on July 24-29, 2011. 

Dear colleagues!
On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committees we are honored to invite you to participate in the X International Symposium on Littorinid Biology and Evolution (X ISOLBE). The Symposium will be held at Saint-Petersburg State University on July 24-29, 2011. X ISOLBE is organized with the assistance of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Institute of Cytology and Zoological Institute)...


Further information here