Welcome to SCAMIT!

SCAMIT History

Courtesy of Ann Dalkey (January 2003): SCAMIT’s Twenty Year Anniversary.

Publication Grants

Planning a taxonomic publication? SCAMIT can help! SCAMIT has a Taxonomic Publication Grants program that can help defray material costs of publication. Please feel free to apply!

Upcoming SCAMIT Meetings

Tuesday 11 October 2016 9:00–4:00
Mollusk notebook/toolbox review at Orange County Sanitation District

Lead: Kelvin Barwick

Wednesday 9 November 2016 9:00–4:00
Pyramidellidae (Subfamily Turbonillinae) review at Orange County Sanitation District

Lead: Tony Phillips

Monday 12 December 2016 9:00–4:00
Digital SCAMIT at Southern California Coastal Research Project

Lead: Dean Pentcheff
We’ll address a number of digitally-related topics for SCAMIT, tentatively including (but not limited to):
- Digital taxonomic literature
- SCAMIT website revisions and development
- Development of a digital species list management system
- Options for SCAMIT meeting Wi-Fi and digital microscopy
Please suggest other topics we should address.

Monday 9 January 2017 9:00–4:00
Sabellidae at City of San Diego Marine Biology Lab

Lead: Ricardo Martinez-Lara

Monday 13 February 2017 9:00–4:00
Heteronemertea at TBD

Lead: Dean Pasko

Monday 13 March 2017 9:00–4:00
Magelonidae at Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

Lead: Larry Lovell

Monday 10 April 2017 9:00–4:00
Photis/Photidae at TBD

Lead: Dean Pasko

Tuesday 9 May 2017 9:00–4:00
Parastichopus problems at Orange County Sanitation District

Lead: Megan Lilly

Monday 12 June 2017 9:00–4:00
Kirkegaardia (old Monticellina) at TBD

Lead: Veronica Rodriguez

July 2017
No meeting scheduled

Field work.

Monday 14 August 2017 9:00–4:00
Eusiroidea/Eusiridae at Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

Lead: Don Cadien

Monday 11 September 2017 9:00–4:00
Terebellidae sensu lato at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Lead: Leslie Harris

Monday 16 October 2017 9:00–4:00
Specimen photography at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Lead: Leslie Harris & Dean Pentcheff

Questions? Contact: Leslie Harris at lharris@nhm.org or Larry Lovell at llovell@lacsd.org.

Upcoming Meetings of Interest

July 16 – 21 2017
13th International Conference on Copepoda at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Los Angeles, California

Every three years since 1981 the World Association of Copepodologists (WAC) holds an international conference called the International Conference on Copepoda or the ICOC. These have become the most important global gatherings for all researchers and students of copepods. Each conference gives participants the chance to meet fellow researchers, talk with students and experts, borrow material and plan collaborations. Each meeting is unique, teeming with the individuality and culture of the host nation.
The next ICOC will be in 2017 in Los Angeles, CA, USA at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and DoubleTree Hotel in San Pedro. We are expecting 250 attendees from all over the world.
More information is available at the conference website

Job Openings

None currently listed.


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