http://6thiotm.tomas-pavlicek-biologie.net/ Sixth International Oligochaete Taxonomy Meeting, Portugal 2013
22-25 April, 2013
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
For its 6th edition, the IOTM goes to *Palmeira de Faro* in the north of
Portugal! Located at 4 km from Esposende, in the parish of Palmeira de
Faro, Quinta da Seara is a privileged space of interaction with the
region. On one side, the sea and the magnificent beaches of Esposende.
On the other, the rural landscape indented by river Cavado, rich in
stories and traditions.
Oligochaeta (few-bristled worms) is an extremely important taxonomic
group in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. In spite of the importance
of oligochaetes, there are presently some serious deficiencies in the
knowledge about their taxonomy, distribution, biology and ecology, in
comparison with mammals, birds, lizards and other organismal groups. One
way to bridge this gap is to bring together scientists working on the
subject with the aim to speed up information about the progress in their
work, exchange ideas and encourage them to cooperate. This is the basic
idea behind the organization of the International Oligochaeta Taxonomy
Meetings (IOTM). So far, five successful meetings took place.
Traditionally, the meetings concentrate mainly on Oligochaete taxonomy
and phylogeny, but also discuss different aspects from other scientific
fields, e.g. earthworm ecology, faunistics and phylogeography as well as
new methods of their study. The 6th International Oligochaete Taxonomy
Meeting will continue in the best tradition of the previous four
meetings and will take place in Palmeira de Faro in Portugal, from April
22th to April 25th, 2013. An optional field excursion will be organised
on April 26th.
We are quite convinced that you will like the venue of the Quinta da
Seara in Palmeira de Faro, in the North of Portugal. It is located in a
wonderful region, calm and beautiful.
On our web site <http://6thiotm.tomas-pavlicek-biologie.net/>, you will
find a lot of information concerning the conference and its venue. And
of course, you can already register !
Promote the conference among your colleagues and if you have some
addresses that we could add to our mailing list, please let us know.
Dr Tomas Pavlicek
(Convenor of the 6th IOTM)
(Secretary and webmaster)
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Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz
Lead Editor WoRMS Polychaeta (WPolyDb)
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