23rd International Conference on Subterranean Biology
What do Markus Friedrich, Meredith Protas, Helena Bilandžija, Bill Jeffery, Ruben Tovar, David Carline, Kelly O’Quin, Joshua Gross, and Masato Yoshizawa have in common? They have already agreed to present papers at the 23rd International Conference on Subterranean Biology, to be held from June 13 to 17, 2016 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on the campus of the University of Arkansas. The website (www.speleobiology.com/icsb2016/) has information on the meeting, including the preliminary program, information on housing, a registration form, and information on submission of abstracts. We hope you will visit the website soon in order to make your plans for the meeting. Among the highlights are an opening reception at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, a day long excursion deep into the heart of the Ozarks karst, and four special symposia on:
- Patterns of subterranean biogeography and biodiversity, organized by Louis Deharveng
- Conservation of subterranean fauna and habitats, organized by Michael Slay
- Cave animals at the frontiers of modern biology, organized by William Jeffery
- Subterranean microbial system and geomicrobiology, organized by Annette Engel.
The organizing committee consists of myself, Daniel Fong (American University), Matthew Niemiller (Illinois Natural History Survey), Megan Porter (University of Hawaii), Michael Slay (The Nature Conservancy), and Steven Taylor (Illinois Natural History Survey). If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
David Culver, Chair of the Organizing Committee
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