11th International Symposium on Enchytraeidae

Haus Ohrbeck, 49124 Georgsmarienhütte, Germany
Near Osnabrück
July 25-27, 2014


Thursday 24 July

18:15 – 19:00 Supper

19:00 Registration, microscopy session (optional)

Friday 25 July 2014

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast

09:00 Registration

09:15 Welcome

09:30 Talk 1
The enchytraeid fauna of Transylvania, Romania
Gergely Boros, Klára Dózsa-Farka

10:00 Talk 2
Diversity of Cognettia in Northern Europe
Svante Martinsson, Christer Erséus

10:30 Talk 3
Enchytraeidae: An Emerging Ecological Model for the Bioinformatics Era
Shirley Lang

11:00 Coffee

11:15: Talk 4
Unexpected occurrence of Hemifridericia bivesiculata in Hungary, a species presumed to be endemic in Devon Island, and its comparative analysis with H. parva
Klára Dózsa-Farkas, Tamás Felföldi

11:45 Talk 5
Diversity of enchytraeids in European soils and their relation to land use and management intensity
Rüdiger M. Schmelz, María Graciela Estévez Pérez, Rob Griffiths, Bruce Thomson, Rut Collado, Jörg Römbke

12:15 Lunch

13:30 Talk 6
Response of enchytraeid abundance, species number and species composition to tillage
Anneke Beylich, Ulfert Graefe

14:00 Talk 7
Does carcass decomposition affect soil-dwelling enchytraeids?
Jiří Schlaghamerský, René Krawczynski

14:30 Coffee and Cakes

15:00 Talk 8
Plant communities and not abiotic gradients control the vertical distribution of Enchytraeids in peatland areas
N. Carrera, Jinhua Huang, M. E. Barreal, Sara Álvarez, M.J.I. Briones

15:30 Talk 9
The Enchytraeid fauna (diversity and abundance) of forest plots in the Atlantic Rain Forest in Brazil – an overview of the results of the SOLOBIOMA project
Jörg Römbke, Rut Collado, Hubert Höfer, Rüdiger M. Schmelz

16:30 Talk 10
Functional traits in enchytraeids
Rüdiger M. Schmelz, Ulfert Graefe

17:00 Roundtable discussion, poster session

18:15 – 19:00 Supper

Saturday 26 July

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast

Taxonomic workshop, microscopy session

12:15 – 13:00 Lunch

Taxonomic workshop, microscopy session

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee and cakes

Excursion to the Natural History Museum Osnabrück, with a guided tour through the exposition “Bodenwelten” and a visit to the subterranean zoo.

Late afternoon and evening:
Shopping and sightseeing in Osnabrück Historic City
Get together in a restaurant in Osnabrück

Sunday 27 July

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast and goodbye

Information updates will be published on http://ect.de .

Best wishes,

Rüdiger M. Schmelz, Cornelia Bandow

Organizers of the symposium

By the way, the three most recent volumes of the Newsletter on Enchytraeidae are accessible here:





11th ISE 2014 announcement

11th ISE 2014 final



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Rüdiger M. Schmelz: r.schmelz@ect.de

Cornelia Bandow: c.bandow@ect.de