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VIIIth Symposium of Baltic Coleopterologists

Kiry – Tatra National Park 10-12.06.2014

Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Jagiellonian University and Daugavpils University would like to cordially invite you to attend the VIIIth Symposium of Baltic Coleopterologists, which will take place in the Marymont Hotel.

The Marymont Hotel is situated in Kiry Village, few kilometers away from Zakopane - „Capitol” of Polish High Mountains Tatra – Tatra National Park.

We are honored by the honory patronate of
JM Rector of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW Prof. dr hab. Alojzy Szymański and
JM Rector of the Daugavpils University Prof. dr hab. Arvīds Barševskis.

Organization Committee:
Jarosław Skłodowski - Warsaw University of Life Sciences - Warszawa, Poland,
Arvids Barsevskis - Daugavpils University - Daugavpils, Latvia,
Tomasz Skalski - Jagiellonian University - Kraków, Poland
Axel Schwerk - Warsaw University of Life Sciences - Warszawa, Poland,
Paweł Sienkiewicz - Poznań University of Life Sciences - Poznań, Poland,
Vytautus Tammutis - Aleksandras Stulginskis University - Kaunas Lithuania,
Tomasz Zwijacz-Kozica - Tatrzański Park Narodowy, Poland
Agnieszka Kosewska - University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn , Poland

The topic of the symposium is

Coleoptera as tool for monitoring of the environment

Nowadays, also due to human activity, we are confronted with rapidly changing environments. In many cases these changes constitute challenging task, which require counteracting management measures. To identify the threads and dangers in time, early-warning systems are necessary. When having implemented the respective management measure, success control is required. For both early warning and success control we need reliable tools for monitoring of the environment.
Beetles contribute to our fauna as the largest group of animals, which – except for the salt waters – settled on almost every type of ecosystem. Beetles react sensitive on changes in the environment, for many species the ecological needs are well known and understood. Thus, they have been often included in monitoring programs. However, there are still open questions with respect to methodical aspects and indicatory power of implemented monitoring systems.
The symposium aims to highlight the importance of beetles as elements of monitoring programs, to deepen our knowledge, and to pinpoint future challenges and possibilities.

Conference Highlights:

  • Coleoptera in monitoring and zooindication
  • Environmental Coleopterology
  • Forest & Agricultural Coleopterology
  • Coleoptera Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Toxicology
  • Basics of Coleopterology

Accomodation – Hotel Marymont

Hotel's webpage

Registration, Hotel booking, Abstract submission

Conference Registration, Hotel booking and Abstract submission will be open in December. The length of Abstract should be not longer than 250 words.

Registration fee 75 EUR, Students 50 EUR

Deadline for registration, payment and abstract submission: 30.03.2014

Please transfer the registration fee to the bank account no. 91 1240 6003 1111 0000 4940 8018

It is necessary to fill in as payment details the following number: 507-20-030400-L00045-99

Meals and accommodation must be payed during the symposium at the reception of the hotel. 

History of Symposium:

  • 1st Daugavpils, Latvia, 2000
  • 2nd Daugavpils, Latvia, 2001
  • 3rd Daugavpils, Latvia, 2002
  • 4th Daugavpils, Latvia, 2003
  • 5th Szklana Huta, Poland, 2004
  • 6th Kaunas, Lithuania, 2006
  • 7th Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station, Finland, 2008

Oral presentations will be published in BJC after peer review.