10th International Seminar on Apterygota

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to confirm that the 10th International Seminar on Apterygota will be held on the 17th to the 21stof June 2019 in Paris (France).

This Seminar has taken place roughly every four years for more than 40 years. It aims to bring together researchers from around the world working on Apterygota, a paraphyletic group that includes the five clades of basal hexapods (Collembola, Protura, Diplura, Microcoryphia and Zygentoma).

ISA offers the world-wide scientific community the opportunity to meet, exchange and discuss their research on the various aspects of the five basal hexapod taxa known as ‘Apterygota’.

The topics covered in the oral communications and posters are varied: taxonomy, morphology, biogeography, evolution, ecology, physiology, ecotoxicology, genomics… These seminars provide an awaited opportunity to build, structure and reinforce our research community, which has a notable historical basis.

Thanks to the help of the “Ecole Supérieure du Professorat et de l’Education de Paris” (ESPE de Paris), we are able to organize the 10th ISA next spring in Paris. It will take place in the 16th arrondissement of Paris in the historical buildings of the “ESPE de Paris”. The “ESPE de Paris” is the Paris Teacher Training College and belongs to the Faculty of Art and Humanities of the Sorbonne University. This institution has made available a large and modern auditorium to host the Seminar and the attendees will be able to use the cafeteria for lunch meals and coffee breaks and have the opportunity to enjoy the patio and the park surrounding the historical buildings.

We are trying to organize this seminar cost-effectively in order to keep it affordable for everyone (fees under 200 euros). The fees will include lunches, coffee breaks and two evening events as well as the visit of the galleries of the MNHN. Please note that the fees will not include accommodation, but we will suggest affordable places in the area to stay at during the Seminar.

The Seminar welcomes all oral and poster presentations concerning Apterygota. Conference proceedings will be published in Soil Organisms.

Abstract submission and registration for the Seminar will be soon open.

For organizational reasons, would you please tell us if you plan to attend and if you wish to give an oral communication and/or present a poster? Thank you for completing the provisional registration form online: https://framaforms.org/preinscription-form-for-isa10-1542882543

We are looking forward to seeing you all in Paris in June,


Cyrille D’Haese1, Thomas Tully2 & Jean-Marc Thibaud1

1 MECADEV, UMR 7179 CNRS/MNHN, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris France
2 Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, UMR 7618 CNRS, ESPE de l'Académie de Paris - Sorbonne Université, Paris France

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