[Annelida] 10th Polychaete Conference 2nd announcement

Maria Cristina Gambi via annelida%40net.bio.net (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

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 city’s main export, due to it’s 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).


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 

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)

Scientific Commitee:
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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