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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

[No meeting in July]

Monday August 10, 2020 9:30–4:00
Echinoderm Toolbox review online meeting

Meeting information distributed on SCAMIT email mailing list, or contact Kelvin Barwick
Lead: E. Oderlin.

Monday September 14, 2020 9:30–4:00
Polychaete Toolbox review part 2 at Orange County Sanitation District

Lead: K. Barwick.

Monday October 19, 2020 9:30–4:00
Bivalvia growth rate series at Orange County Sanitation District

Lead: T. Phillips.

Monday November 9, 2020 9:30–4:00
Miscellaneous phyla taxa to be determined at Orange County Sanitation District

Lead: TBD.

Monday December 14, 2020 9:30–4:00
All hands meeting at Southern California Coastal Water Research Project

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

Upcoming Meetings of Interest

June 14–19, 2020
53rd Annual Meeting of the Western Society of Malacologists at Centro de Investigación Cientifica y de Educacíon Superior de Ensenada, B.C., CICESE

First announcement — more info to follow.

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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