The 1st International Earthworm Congress (IEC 1) organized by Shanghai Jiao Tong University will be held in Shanghai, June 24-29, 2018. This event incorporates the 11th International Symposium on Earthworm Ecology (ISEE 11), the 8th International Oligochaeta Taxonomy Meeting (IOTM 8) and the 1st International Earthworm Industry Forum (IEIF 1). This is the first time ISEE and IOTM have been integrated as one conference, and it is the inaugural meeting of the IEIF. Our intention is to bring together cutting edge knowledge and the best minds in all fields of science and industry involving earthworms. Through harnessing the capabilities of earthworms, human benefit will ensue. As the congress hosts, we warmly invite you to join the world's largest scientific forum on the topic of earthworms, attended by eminent world experts in earthworm ecology, as well as scientists, educators, industry practitioners and entrepreneurs. At the 1st International Earthworm Congress in Shanghai, you will hear from top presenters in a range of earthworm-related fields, exchange best practice in earthworm technologies and build international connections and partnerships.
The theme of the congress is Earthworms and Humanity. The Congress will include sessions on the following fields:
(1) Earthworm taxonomy and systematics;
(2) Earthworm phylogeny and evolution;
(3) Global environmental change and earthworms;
(4) Earthworm ecotoxicology;
(5) Earthworms and agriculture – soil, waste and animal breeding;
(6) Earthworms and medicine.
We will adjust the session titles based on the content of abstracts received.
Self-nomination for a role in a session of interest to you is encouraged. If you are interested in being an organizer of one of the sessions in your area of expertise, please contact us without hesitation by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Poster and presentation offers are also welcome. Please see the further information in the "Call for abstracts".
We do hope you can join us to discuss the issues faced by humanity and participate in finding solutions, as well as to make new friends and scientific contacts from other countries.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Shanghai in June 2018 !
Organizer of the 1st International Earthworm Congress
Scientific Committee (to be updated):
QIU, Jiangping Shanghai Jiao Tong University
SUN, Zhenjun China Agricultural University
BAROIS, Isabelle Instituto de Ecología A.C.
BRIONES, Maria University of Vigo
BILEJ, Martin Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
BROWN, George Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA)
BUTT, Kevin University of Central Lancashire
CLUZEAU, Daniel Université de Rennes I
DECAËNS, Thibaud Université de Montpellier
DOMÍNGUEZ, Jorge University of Vigo
FU, Shenglei Henan University
FROUZ, Jan Charles University in Prague
HACKENBERGER, Branimir University of Osijek
HU, Feng Nanjing Agricultural Universit
JAMES, Samuel Karunya University
KE, Xin Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (CAS)
LI, Yinsheng Shanghai Jiao Tong University
LI, Yongtao South China Agricultural University
LIU, Manqiang Nanjing Agricultural University
PANHA, Somsak Chulalongkorn University
REINECKE, Adriaan Stellenbosch University
REINECKE, Sophie Stellenbosch University
RÖMBKE, Jörg ECT Oekotoxikologie Gmb
SCHMELZ, Rüdiger IfAB Institute for Applied Soil Biology
VAN GROENIGEN, Jan Willem Wageningen University & Research
WHALEN, Joann McGill University
WU, Donghui Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology (CAS)
WU, Jihua Fudan University
YANG, Xiaodong XiShuangBanNa Tropical Botanical Garden (CAS)
YIN, Xiuqin Northeast Normal University
ZHANG, Lixin Northwest A&F University
ZHAO, Qi Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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