2023 meetings and symposia

2022 meetings and symposia

Society for Freshwater Science  –  the 70th annual SFS meeting
recently convened 16–20 May 2022 in Grand Rapids, Michigan with 
8 other societies as the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting – JASM 2022

15th International Symposium on Aquatic Oligochaeta (ISAO15)

  • The 15th ISAO meeting,  hosted by Dr. Patrick Martin, convened at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, in Brussels, Belgium, 20-24 September 2022. [originally scheduled for September 2021, the organizing committee postponed this symposium for a year because of the pandemic].  The proceedings for this 15th ISAO symposium (edited by P. Martin, A. Pinder, and M.J. Wetzel) were published in the journal Zoosymposia, Volume 23, on 10 July 2023; all papers included in this volume are available, open access (no cost).

>> During the ISAO15 business meeting, participants considered proposals submitted by potential hosts and venues for the 16th ISAO meeting.  After discussion and consideration by those present, and via a poll of other ISAO members who were not present in Brussels, the membership voted to accept the proposal of Dr. László Molnár, who host ISAO16 at the Balaton Limnological Research Institute on Lake Balaton, Tihany, west-central Hungary, in September 2025. Additional information will be presented on a symposium website, to be established in late 2023 and linked from this page and via other websites.

[page update: 09oct2022;15Jan, 04Aug2023; 20jan2024; mjw]

2021 meetings and symposia

Society for Freshwater Science   //  23–27 May 2021
     69th Annual Meeting – Virtual
visit the meeting website

International Course on Systematics, Morphology and Evolution of Marine Annelids

Originally scheduled to convene at Espegrend Marine Biological Station, University of Bergen, Norway, 24 April – 03 May 2020, this course was postponed. It was restructured as a virtual course, presented 14–22 April 2021;  visit the ForBio and MEDUSA website for additional information.

International Society of Limnology

35th Congress -Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
for Healthy Rivers, Lakes and Humans  //  22–27 August 2021
Guangju, South Korea  //  visit the Congress website

15th International Symposium on Aquatic Oligochaeta (ISAO15)

20-24 September 2022, Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINH), Brussels, Belgium.  Originally scheduled for 21-25 September 2021, the planning and scientific committees postponed the symposium for one year.  because of the pandemic.  Please visit the link to the website for this symposium, where additional information, expanding on all aspects of this symposium, is  presented, and where updates will be posted periodically.

Nomenclatura Oligochaetologica

On Monday 6 January 2014, Mark J. Wetzel (INHS) and John Reynolds (Oligochaetology Lab) launched a new website presenting the second edition of  Nomenclatura Oligochaetologica Editio Secunda  –
a catalogue of names, descriptions, and type specimens of the Oligochaeta

* This web-based Second Edition of Nomenclatura Oligochaetologica [N.O.2]:

  • integrates the accounts included in the first volume (Reynolds and Cook, 1976 [N.O.]) with those presented in the three supplements (Reynolds and Cook, 1981 [N.O.S.P.], 1989 [N.O.S.S.], and 1993 [N.O.S.T.]) – together comprising the original N.O. series;
  • updates and corrects accounts for the generic, subgeneric, specific, and infra-specific names of oligochaetes (Annelida, oligochaetous Clitellata) as presented in the original series;
  • adds accounts for all oligochaete taxa described as new to science since 1993 – including barcode, GenBank, tissue repository, and other pertinent DNA sequencing information;
  • expands the Index Auctorum, Index Auctoritatum, Index Museorum, Prolegomenon, Glossarium, and References sections of the original series;
  • includes translations (in 11 languages) of the Prolegomena and Glossaria of the original series and this second edition;
  • presents and expands Dedicatio sections in the original series with biographies and memoria for our historical and contemporary colleagues focused on oligochaetology, including bibliographies of their published scientific contributions;
  • offers a forum for Current Perspectives in oligochaete phylogeny, taxonomy, systematics, and nomenclature;
  • provides a Using This Nomenclator section with account examples and instructions for using and navigating this web-based catalogue;
  • includes an annotated list of links to web-based annelid resources.

An annual accounting page was recently added to summarize the number of accounts for taxa (genera, subgenera, species, and subspecies) described each year; note that the tallies in each column for the most recent years continue to increase as accounts are prepared and added to NO2 pages.

The advantage of a web-based edition is that it allows for corrections and additions to occur immediately after the information reaches us.  We encourage assistance from our colleagues around the World to correct errors, update the information for each taxon account as presented, and to provide complete account information for newly described taxa as well as those that we have overlooked. – John W. Reynolds and Mark J. Wetzel

* Website Update:  In April 2021, INHS web development personnel began working with MJW to migrate all NO2 pages to WordPress 5.7 (running Twenty Seventeen theme). We hope to complete this migration sometime in May and June 2021.  After successful migration, the current site will become obsolete.  Please Note:  bounce/redirect linkages will be in place so your visit to the current URL should be redirected to the new site for this nomenclator.