15th International Symposium on Ostracoda
Free University of Berlin

September 2005

Theme: Ostracodology - a link between bio- and geosciences

This meeting is officially sponsored by the International Research Group on Ostracoda (IRGO) and the Free University of Berlin. IRGO is affiliated with the International Paleontological Association under the International Council of Scientific Unions and UNESCO. We also hope to get sponsorship by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

Organizing Committee:
Chairman: Michael Schudack (schudack@zedat.fu-berlin.de, Free University of Berlin)
Secretary: Steffen Mischke (smischke@web.de, Free University of Berlin)
Treasurer: Ulla Schudack (mailto:schudack@zedat.fu-berlin.deFree University of Berlin)
Helmut Keupp (Head of Palaeontology branch, Dean of the Geosciences, Free University of Berlin)
Peter Frenzel (Universities of Greifswald and Rostock)
Renate Matzke-Karasz (LMU Munich)
Finn Viehberg (University of Greifswald)

The IRGO (Officers for 1997 to 2001):
Chair: Noriyuki Ikeya (Japan)
Vice-Chair: David Horne (U.K.)
Secretary: Dick van Harten (Netherland)
Treasurer: Rosalie Maddocks (U.S.A.)
Editors of Cypris: Donald S. van Nieuwenhuise, Elisabeth M. Brouwers, Pam Borne (U.S.A.)

Official language:
English will be the official language of the Symposium and for all publications.

Contact: For suggestions (workshops, excursions, special sessions) and in order to be included into a preliminary mailing list, please contact the Congress Secretary (smischke@web.de)


All correspondences should be addressed to:
c/o Steffen Mischke
Fachrichtung Palaeontologie
Institut fuer Geologische Wissenschaften
Freie Universitaet Berlin
Malteserstrasse 74-100
12249 Berlin
Fax: +49-30-83870745
Tel: +49-30-83870285
Email: smischke@web.de


Hotels of different classes, guest houses and student dormitories of the Free University of Berlin will be available.

Special sessions and workshops (suggestions):

- The first ostracods in earth history
- Ostracods and recent environmental change, including historical ecology and biomonitoring

Further suggestions will be greatly appreciated !


The following pre and post symposium excursions will possibly be offered:
- Recent and Quaternary freshwater ostracods in and near Berlin (e.g. research station at a modern eutrophic lake with ~25m of Holocene sediments) (2 days) (S. Mischke)
- Mesozoic ostracods from N Germany (3 days) (M. Schudack and M. Weiss)
- Recent brackish and fresh water ostracods from the Baltic Sea (sampling cruise) and inland lakes (P. Frenzel)
- Upper Cretaceous chalk of the Isle of Ruegen and freshwater and marine ostracods from the Quaternary of NE Germany (partly type localities of Klie and G.W. Mueller) (P. Frenzel)
- Eifel maar lakes (type locality of oligotrophic and eutrophic lakes)
- Recent marine ostracods of the North Sea
- Neogene ostracods from S Germany (H. Janz)
- Late Palaeozoic ostracods from the Carnic Alps (Austria) (B. Fohrer)

Mid symposium excursion: Sightseeing tour and ostracod sampling (boat trip) on lakes and rivers in Berlin

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