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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

Monday 27 February 2017 9:00–4:00
Heteronemertea Northeast Pacific Eulalia and Phyllodoce at Natural History Museum of LA County

Lead: Leslie Harris
As the 13th is a holiday for some of our participating members the date will be February 27. There seem to be several provisional species and mis-identified specimens in these two genera, especially in Eulalia. Leslie will compile members’ information for each species so we can intercalibrate our ids. If you want to contribute your voucher sheets, images, or other types of information for the comparison please send them to her at exogone@hotmail.com. Handouts will be sent out to remote participants before the meeting. She will provide more information on the meeting arrangements at a later date.

Monday 13 March 2017 9:00–4:00
Magelonidae Heteronemertea at City of San Diego Marine Biology Lab

Lead: Dean Pasko

Tuesday 18 April 2017 9:00–4:00
Photis/Photidae at TBD

Lead: Dean Pasko

DATE/TOPIC/VENUE CHANGE Monday 15 May 2017 9:00–4:00
Parastichopus problems Pycnogonida at NHMLAC

Lead: Bonnie Bain
Dr. Bain is putting together a guide to pycnogonids of the Pacific Coast of the USA. She has a complete taxon list, a key, and photographs of specimens from this region. The meeting will include an opportunity to beta test the key.

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

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