[Annelida] 10th Polychaete Conference 2nd announcement
Maria Cristina Gambi
(by gambimc from szn.it)
Fri May 8 09:41:22 EST 2009
Dears all Annelida colleagues and friends, it is a pleasure to send you the
second announcement of the next Polychaete Conference.
All the below information is also available at the web site:
You are also cordially invited to extend this infomation to your students
and colleagues and to whom you think could be interested in attending this
on the behalf of all conveeners and organizers,
sincerely, Maria Cristina Gambi
You are cordially invited to attend the
10th INTERNATIONAL POLYCHAETE CONFERENCE to be held in LECCE, ITALY from
JUNE 20th to 26th, 2010 sponsored by the International Polychaete
Association and hosted by the University of Salento (DiSTeBA Department,
Lecce). The venue will be the Grand Hotel TIZIANO, the major Hotel and
Convention Center in Lecce.
All the participants and their families will be accommodated in the Grand
Hotel TIZIANO, meaning that both housing and the Conference will be in the
same building. However, Lecce is a small comfortable town offering a large
array of other accommodation possibilities not far from the Congress Center.
The guide-line of the Conference will be: Polychaetes as Biological and
Ecological Models: from taxonomy to applied research.
Development, Genetics and Physiology are included within the Biological
issues. All the applied aspects are included within the Ecological issues.
Obviously, Taxonomy is a basic topic for both. Contributions can be
presented either as oral communications or as posters. Whenever possible,
invited speakers will present and discuss the current status of different
topics. Contributions of all aspects of polychaete research, spanning from
taxonomy to applied issues, can be accepted for presentation.
Priority for oral presentations will be given to those contributions which
address, through the use of polychaetes, more general scientific questions.
Pure alpha-taxonomy papers will be accepted only as posters.
C- EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY ( Development, Evo-Devo, Genetics, Phylogeography)
D- REPRODUCTION (including life-cycle, life history, physiology)
E- ECOLOGY (including distribution pattern, biogeography, and all applied
English will be the official language of the Conference, both for oral and
poster communications and for the publications in the Proceedings.
The Proceedings of the conference will be published in the Italian Journal
of Zoology (http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/tizoauth.asp)
a well-known international journal, published by Taylor and Francis on
behalf of the Italian Zoological Union (Unione Zoologica Italiana; UZI).
Lecce is a historic city, more than 2,000 years old, located in Southern
Italy with a population of around 94,100 inhabitants. It is the capital of
the Province of Lecce as well as one of the most important cities of the
Apulia Region. It is the main city of the Salentine Peninsula which is
facing the Adriatic Sea on the east and the Ionian Sea on the west coast,
at the heel of the Italian Peninsula.
Because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments, Lecce is commonly
called the The Florence of the South. The city also has a long
traditional affinity with Greek and Roman cultures going back to its
foundation. In terms of industry the Lecce stone, a kind of limestone, is
the citys main export, due to its softness making it very appropriate for
sculptures. Lecce is also an important agricultural centre, mainly for its
olive oil and wine production, as well as an industrial centre specialising
in ceramic production.
Lecce is about 6 km far from the South Adriatic Sea and 20 Km far from the
Ionian Sea. Around the main town there is an array of tourist and
historical villages and small towns, especially along the coast (Gallipoli,
Ostuni, Porto Cesareo, Otranto etc). Lecce has a typical Mediterranean
climate, warm all the year around. During the conference, we expect the
weather to be sunny, warm and dry (temperature usually ranges around
25-30°C during June).
DATES, EVENTS AND DEADLINES
31 May 2009 Pre-registration.
30 September 2009 Deadline of pre-registration. Submission of abstracts
31 December 2009 Deadline of submission of abstracts. Third announcement.
Please when submitting abstract you will be invited to indicate if you wish
to publish your contribution into the Proceedings.
1 March 2010 Notification of acceptance of the submitted contributions.
Inscriptions and booking of Hotel and Conference Excursions.
May 2010 Final remarks and conference program.
20-26 June 2010 Cnference and Submission of manuscripts for review and
possible publication upon the end of the conference .
The program will include invited key-lectures on the different congress
themes and a few invited talks on specific relevant topics.
The web page of the conference is availableat the site:
The estimated fees are 450 for senior researchers and 350 for students
and accompanying persons. Depending upon the extra financial support from
public and private institutions, the prices may be reduced. The
registration fees include the abstracts book, the coffee-break, the
lunches, the social dinner (and probably the mid conference tour) and
ARRIVAL AND ACCOMODATION
The Brindisi Airport is directly connected by bus with the Hotel Tiziano
Congress Centre. Daily flies connect Brindisi to Rome and Milano
International Airports. The train Station is located in the city center,
with bus lines well connecting all the city parts, although most of the
places in Lecce are achievable by 20 minutes walk.
During the Conference, the price of Tiziano Hotel will be from 85 to 110
for a single room, and from 115 to 135 for a double room. Several
different hotels and cheaper residences are offered in Lecce and the list
will be available as soon as possible on the web site.
The mid-conference excursion will be a travel along the Salento coastline,
including the visit of the historic and tourist towns Otranto and Gallipoli.
Adriana Giangrande, University of Salento, DiSTeBA, Lecce
(adriana.giangrande from unisalento.it)
Maria Cristina Gambi, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn of Napoli
(gambimc from szn.it).
Margherita Licciano, Luigi Musco, Cataldo Pierri, Roberto Schirosi
(University of Salento, DiSTeBA, Lecce), Loredana Stabili (CNR, IAMC,
Taranto), Luisa Nicoletti (ISPRA, Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la
Ricerca Ambientale, Rome)
Carlo Nike Bianchi, Univerity of Genova; Grazia Cantone, University of
Catania; Alberto Castelli, University of Pisa; Miriam Gherardi, University
of Bari; Luisa Nicoletti, ISPRA Rome; Francesco Paolo Patti, Stazione
Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli; Daniela Prevedelli, University of Modena and
Reggio Emilia; Gabriella Sella, University of Torino; Margherita Licciano,
University of Salento, Lecce; Luigi Musco, University of Salento, Lecce;
Loredana Stabili, CNR Taranto.
Maria Cristina Gambi
Laboratorio di Ecologia del Benthos
(Stazione Zoologica "Anton Dohrn" di Napoli)
Punta S. Pietro
80077 Ischia (Napoli, Italy)
tel ++39 081 991410 or ++39 081 5833513
fax ++39 081 984201
e-mail:gambimc from szn.it
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