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SCAMIT List 12th Edition is available

Thanks to the persistent and painstaking efforts of Senior Editors Don Cadien & Larry Lovell, Managing Editor Kelvin Barwick, Layout and Assembly Editor Brent Haggin, and Contributing Taxonomists B. Haggin, C. Paquette, D. Cadien, D. Pasko, D. Tang, E. Oderlin, G. Lyon, J. Loan, J. Smolenski, K. Barwick, L. Harris, L. Lovell, M. Lilly, N. Haring, R. Velarde, T. Phillips, W. Enright & Z. Scott, SCAMIT List 12th Edition (2018) is now completed and available online.

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 7 October 2019 9:30–4:00
Mollusk FIDs at Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

Leads: Greg Lyon and Terra.

THURSDAY 24 October 2019 9:30–4:00
Continuation of Miscellaneous Phyla FIDs at Orange County Sanitation District

Lead: Megan Lilly.

Monday 4 November 2019 9:30–4:00
Echinoderms at Orange County Sanitation District

Lead: Megan Lilly.

Monday 9 December 2019 9:30–4:00
All Members Meeting at SCCWRP: Southern California Coastal Water Research Project

Lead: Kelvin Barwick.

Questions? Contact: Leslie Harris at lharris@nhm.org or Kelvin Barwick at kbarwick@ocsd.com.

Upcoming Meetings of Interest

4–9 August 2019
13th International Polychaete Conference (13th IPC) in Long Beach, California at the Queen Mary

At the end of the 12th International Polychaete Conference (IPC) at National Museum Wales, Cardiff, in August 2016, members of the International Polychaetology Association voted to hold the next conference in Long Beach, California, USA in 2019, hosted by California State University, Long Beach, and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
This next conference will mark the 30-year anniversary of the 3rd IPC, organized by Dr. Donald Reish and held at California State University, Long Beach, in 1989. Each IPC meeting takes place every three years, and once again bringing the meeting to Long Beach provides an opportunity to recognize Dr. Reish for his long legacy of polychaete research and serving as mentor to many graduate students.
Please visit the 13th IPC conference website for full information.

11–16 August 2019
World Congress of Malacology 2019 in Pacific Grove, California

The 2019 World Congress of Malacology will be at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California, 11–16 August, 2019. The meeting will be jointly sponsored by UNITAS Malacologica, the American Malacological Society (AMS) and the Western Society of Malacologists (WSM). Abstract submission, registration and housing reservations are now open. Please see https://www.calacademy.org/world-congress-of-malacology-2019 for details also on the scientific program and field trip options.

August 2020
5th International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology (ICIM5) in Vienna, Austria at the University of Vienna

In the first week of August 2020, hundreds of leading experts concerned with the study of invertebrates such as mollusks, insects, and crustaceans will get together at the University of Vienna. Participants will present and discuss their latest findings from a range of disciplines relating to the morphology of invertebrates. Special topics of the congress include aspects of evolutionary and developmental biology, phylogenetics, genomics, and functional morphology.
Invertebrates account for more than 95 percent of all animal species on our planet. The overarching theme of the 5th International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology (ICIM), hosted by the International Society for Invertebrate Morphology, is the evolution of the exceptional diversity of forms and structures found in invertebrate animals. In 2020 Vienna will follow its predecessors Moscow (2017), Berlin (2013), Harvard (2010), and Copenhagen (2007) as conference host.
The congress is hosted by the University of Vienna, which is represented by the Department of Integrative Zoology (Faculty of Life Sciences) headed by Andreas Wanninger. Vienna is one of the leading international centers of animal evolution with a tradition that spans more than 150 years of cutting-edge research into invertebrate morphology.
Scientific contact:
Prof. Andreas Wanninger
Head of the Department of Integrative Zoology at the University of Vienna
Mail: andreas.wanninger@univie.ac.at
Tel.: +43-1-4277-76300

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