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9th Colloquium Crustacea Decapoda Mediterranea (IX CCDM)



Location: Torino (Italy)
Event Type: Meeting
Event Date: 2008-09-02    
End Date: 2008-09-06

Event Description:
Call for papers

Theme: Alien Decapods - Marine and Freshwater
Co-chairs: Bella Galil and Francesca Gherardi

Invasive alien species are increasingly seen by scientists and policy makers as a major threat to biodiversity and ecosystem function: “Invasions … are now widely recognized as one of the most significant components of global change, with far reaching and often harmful effects on biodiversity” (www.eupolitix.com). The “Jakarta Mandate on Marine and Coastal Biological Diversity”, adopted by the Parties to the “Convention on Biological Diversity” (CBD), cites “invasion of exotic species” as one of the five main categories of the anthropogenic impact on marine and coastal biota (www.biodiv.org). In the last decades, records of alien decapod species in the Mediterranean Sea and in the peri-Mediterranean freshwater catchments have greatly increased.

We invite abstracts for presentation in the theme Alien Decapods - Marine and Freshwater covering the full range of subject including the identity, distribution, and impact of marine and freshwater alien species, the dynamics of their invasion, and the possible means of prevention, control and mitigation.

Manuscripts of the presentations (oral and poster) will be published as the CCDM 2008 Proceedings in the monograph series “Atti di Convegni” edited by the Regional Museum of Natural Sciences of Torino. Standard international peer-review evaluation will be followed. Publication is anticipated by the end of 2009.

Abstracts should be presented on a single A4 page with 2 cm margins.
Abstracts shall be submitted as Microsoft ® Word files (*.doc), the filename being surname_abstract.doc (e.g. Smith_abstract.doc). The surname must be the first author’s. In case an author is first author in different abstracts, the surname must be followed by consecutive numbers (e.g. Smith1_abstract.doc; Smith2_abstract.doc; etc.).
The text should consist of: author’s name (surname in bold), affiliation, mailing and email addresses, The name of the presenter must be underlined; presentation title (in bold), followed by the text (200-400 words). The Abstract submission should be left justified throughout, written in English, Times New Roman 12 pt, single-spaced, with italics reserved for species names only.
Please indicate clearly if an oral or a poster presentation are requested, the relevant session theme (with ref. to the list included in the Temporary Program), and, whether a student is the presenter.
Abstracts MUST be submitted by e-mail (9ccdm.dba@unito.it) or by fax (+39 011 2364539).
The receipt of the abstract will be acknowledged as soon as possible. The authors are kindly requested to contact the secretariat (9ccdm.dba@unito.it) in case they have no receipt notice of their abstract within 7 days after sending.

Authors are limited to two abstracts submissions as lead author whether for oral or poster presentation.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 May, 2008
Notification of authors: 15 June, 2008
Deadline for submission of manuscripts for inclusion in the Proceedings: 31 October, 2008
Manuscripts will follow the standard international peer-review evaluation.

Oral presentations : 15 minutes long, including discussion (10 minutes presentation, 5 minutes discussion). Visual aids will be available: directly from PC, in form of Microsoft ® Power Point files (*. ppt ); in which case, the presentations should be placed in a CD or a pen drive; overhead projector; VHS video recordings.
Posters : Posters are limited to H 140 cm x W 90 cm. The poster session will take place on Thursday afternoon September 4, 2008 .
Student awards: Awards will be presented to the best oral presentation and the best poster presented by students. In order to be eligible for the competition, the student must be the sole or principal author, and the speaker at the Colloquium. A few grants (lodging at the Lingotto Campus) will also be made available. Requests of students applying for said grants will be considered on the basis of scientific merit, originality, and quality of the abstract, as well as country of origin.
Conference fees: 250.00 € (early registration, payable before 30 June 2008), 280 € (after 30 June 2008). Students 150.00 € (early registration, payable before 30 June 2008), 180 € (after 30 June 2008).
Students are requested to enclose in the registration form a declaration by their Supervisor or University stating their status.

Cancellations and refunds. cancellations received before July 31, 2008 will be refunded of 50% of the congress fee; refunds will be made after the Colloquium is held.



Contact email: galil@post.tau.ac.il

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Website url: http://e20.unito.it/9ccdm/

Registration form: http://e20.unito.it/9ccdm/Registration/default.aspx

Registration fee: see above

Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

MarBEF supported event: No

Event within Framework of MARBEF: (none)

Maximum number of participants: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

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