http://www.collembola.org/doc/news.htm - Last updated on 2017.06.27 by Frans Janssens
Checklist of the Collembola: News Collembola in the news today

News on collembology and collembologists is presented in reverse chronological order.


Overview of PDF papers on new species of Collembola released on the internet


2017.11.06-10. Collembola Collection and Identification Workshop., by Charlene Janion-Scheepers.
Stellenbosch, 6-10 November 2017; Department of Conservation Ecology and Entomology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Email of Dr Corey Bazelet, 2017.06.15.

2016.08.22-26. XVIIth International Colloquium on Soil Zoology (ICSZ) and XIVth International Colloquium on Apterygota (ICA). , by Taizo Nakamori.
ICSZ: August 22 to 26, 2016. ICA: August 24 to 26, 2016. Nara, Japan.
Important dates are as follows:
Abstract submission deadline: February 12, 2016.
Notice of abstract acceptance: February 29, 2016.
Early registration: March 1 to April 15, 2016.
Late registration: until July 31, 2016.
Email of Taizo Nakamori, 2016.02.07.

2016.04.08. In memoriam: Paul Cassagnau., by Louis Deharveng.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Professor Paul Cassagnau, on 8th April 2016.
Prof. Cassagnau was widely recognized as one of the most influential Collembologists of the second half of the 20th century, through his works on the taxonomy and classification of Neanurinae, his syntheses on the chaetotaxy of Poduromorpha, his pioneering and unsurpassed studies on Collembolan biology, ranging from polytene chromosomes to ecomorphosis and epitoky, and his publications on their ecology, in which he was among the first to employ multivariate analyses.
Email of Dr Louis Deharveng, 2016.07.01.

2015.12.06. Planète Collemboles, la vie secrète des sols., by Philippe Lebeaux and Jérôme Cortet, an artistic video introduction to the world of Collembola. In addition: the well illustrated book 'Planète Collemboles, la vie secrète des sols' by Cortet, J. & Lebeaux, P. 2015.
Email of Philippe Lebeaux, 2015.12.06.

2015.12.04. Der Dunkelbraune Kugelspringer Allacma fusca - Insekt des Jahres 2016 - Deutschland - Österreich - Schweiz, by Jürgen Schulz and Andreas Stark, a flyer and video clips on Allacma fusca.
Email of Dr Hans-Jürgen Schulz, 2016.03.03.

2015.09.14-25. The use of trait based approaches in community ecology and stress ecology., by Paulo Sousa.
Coimbra, 14-25 September 2015; Faculdade de Ciências e Technologia - University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Email of Dr Paulo Sousa, 2015.03.03.

2015.02.02-06. Data Analysis Tools in Ecology 2015., by Paulo Sousa.
Data Exploration, Regression, GLM & GAM - With Introduction to R.
Coimbra, 2-6 February 2015; Department of Life Sciences - University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Email of Dr Paulo Sousa, 2014.09.13.

2014.12.10. In memoriam: Judith Najt., by Louis Deharveng, Cyrille D'Haese & Jean-Marc Thibaud.
Judith Najt passed away on 10 December 2014.
Emails of Dr Louis Deharveng, 2016.06.14, 2016.08.02.
Deharveng L., D'Haese C. A., Grandcolas P., Thibaud J.-M. & Weiner W. M. 2017. - Judith Najt. A life dedicated to Collembola and research support for systematics. Zoosystema 39 (1): 5-14. https://doi.org/10.5252/z2017n1a1

2014.09.07-11. The 9th International Seminar on Apterygota., by David Russell, Ulrich Burkhardt and Willi Xylander; forwarded by Cyrille D'Haese.
Once again we gladly announce the 9th International Seminar on Apterygota, which will be held on the 7th to 11th of September, 2014 near Görlitz, Germany.
Informations Apterygotologiques - No 1112, Paris 2014 (February).

2014.08.31-09.05. 22nd International Conference on Subterranean Biology "Biodiversity and Conservation", forwarded by José G. Palacios-Vargas.
The conference will be held on August 31 to September 5 2014, in Juriquilla, Querétaro, México.
Email of Dr José G. Palacios-Vargas, 2014.08.22.

2013.09.23. In memoriam: Manuela da Gama., by Cyrille D'Haese.
We are very sorry to inform you that our colleague and friend Professor Manuela da Gama passed away on Monday, 23rd September. She was 83.
Informations Apterygotologiques - No 1112, Paris 2014 (February).

2013.02.04-08. Data Analysis Tools in Ecology 2013., by Paulo Sousa.
Data Exploration, Regression, GLM & GAM - With Introduction to R.
Coimbra, 4-8 February 2013; Department of Life Sciences - University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Email of Dr Paulo Sousa, 2012.10.08.

2013.02.18. Obituary: Jean-Marie Betsch., by Jean-Marc Thibaud & Jean-François Ponge.
Soil Organisms, 88 (3), December 2016, p.iii-iv.

2012.08.13-15. XIIIth International Colloquium on Apterygota., by Paulo Sousa.
Coimbra, 13-15 August 2012; Department of Life Sciences - University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Email of Dr Paulo Sousa, 2011.12.11.

2012.08.06-10. XVIth International Colloquium on Soil Zoology., by Paulo Sousa.
Coimbra, 6-10 August 2012; Department of Life Sciences - University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Email of Dr Paulo Sousa, 2011.12.11.

2012.01.30-02.10. Data Analysis Tools in Ecology 2012., by Paulo Sousa.
Module 1 - Multivariate statistical tools in Ecology and Ecotoxicology (30 January - 3 February).
Module 2 - Data Exploration, Regression, GLM & GAM - With Introduction to R (6-10 February).
Coimbra, 30 January - 10 February 2012; Department of Life Sciences - University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Email of Dr Paulo Sousa, 2011.10.15.

2011.11.16-18. III Congreso Boliviano de Ecologia., by María Rene Vacaflores Argandoña.
Sucre, 16 al 18 de Noviembre, 2011, Bolivia.
Email of María Rene Vacaflores Argandoña, 2011.05.28.

2011.09.12-23. Advanced Course on The Use of Biological Traits in Ecology., by Paulo Sousa.
Coimbra, 12-23 September 2011; Department of Life Sciences - University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Email of Dr Paulo Sousa, 2011.07.17.

2011.02.07-18. Data Analysis Tools in Ecology 2011., by Paulo Sousa.
Module 1 - The use of Generalized Linear Models (GLM) and Generalized Additive Models (GAM) in Ecology (7-11 February).
Module 2 - Multivariate statistical tools in Ecology and Ecotoxicology (14-18 February).
Coimbra, 07-18 February 2011; Department of Life Sciences - University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Email of Dr Paulo Sousa, 2010.11.13.

2010.12.03. The 3rd Symposium "Entomology in Belgium 2010"., by Isabelle Sauvage.
Brussels, 3 December 2010; Royal Institute for Natural Sciences, Belgium.
Email of Isabelle Sauvage, 2009.12.14.

2010.10.14. In memoriam: Peter Nolan Lawrence., by Judith Marshall.
Peter Lawrence died on Thursday, 14th October, in his sleep. He was 77, and although it is some years since he retired, he enjoyed visiting colleagues in the old Department of Entomology building. Many will remember him with much affection, he was a considerable character who is still talked about both in and outside the Museum.
Email of Judith Marshall, 2010.10.17; forwarded by Penelope Greenslade, 2010.10.20.

2010.09.12-15. The 8th International Seminar on Apterygota., by Francesco Frati.
Siena, 12-16 September 2010; Certosa di Pontignano, Siena, Italy.
Email of Dr Francesco Frati, 2009.12.04.

2010.06.02 Collembola species cataloque of Peter Bellinger. Parts S to Z., by Javier Arbea.

2010.05.17-21. Mixed Effects Models in Ecology., by Paulo Sousa.
Coimbra, 17-21 May 2010; Department of Life Sciences - University of Coimbra, Portugal
Email of Dr Paulo Sousa, 2009.09.16, 2009.10.10.

2010.02.15-26. Advanced Courses on Statistics: Data Analysis Tools in Ecology., by Paulo Sousa.
Module 1 - The use of Generalized Linear Models (GLM) and Generalized Additive Models (GAM) in Ecology (15-19 February).
Module 2 - Multivariate statistical tools in Ecology and Ecotoxicology (22-26 February).
Coimbra, 15-26 February 2010; Department of Life Sciences - University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Email of Dr Paulo Sousa, 2009.09.16, 2009.10.10.

2010.01.17. In memoriam: Romuald Jacek Pomorski., by Dariusz Skarzynski.
With deepest sorrow I inform that Romuald Jacek Pomorski passed away on January 17, 2010.
Email of Dr Dariusz Skarzynski, 2010.01.19.

2009.10.02-03. Identifying Springtails., by Peter Shaw.
Field Studies Council Centre : Preston Montford, UK.
Email of Dr Peter Shaw, 2009.08.26.

2009.09.21-10.02. The use of Biological Traits in Ecology., by Paulo Sousa.
Coimbra, 21 Sept - 2 Oct, 2009; Department of Zoology - University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Email of Dr Paulo Sousa, 2009.08.03.

2009.08.14. In memoriam: Jean-Marie Hubart., by Michel Dethier.
J'ai la profonde tristesse de vous informer du décès de Jean-Marie Hubart, survenu ce vendredi 14 août, le jour de son 70ème anniversaire. Si vous le désirez, vous pouvez sûr envoyer un message de sympathie à son épouse Nicole (Petit Fraineux, 40, 4550-St Séverin, Belgique).
Email of Dr Michel Dethier, 2009.08.15.

2009.06.22-07.03. Advanced course on Ecotoxicology., by Rui Ribeiro and Paulo Sousa.
Module 1 - Methods on Ecological Risk Assessment (22-26 June)
Module 2 - Wildlife Ecotoxicology (29 June - 3 July)
Coimbra, 22 June - 3 July, 2009; Department of Zoology - University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Email of Dr Riu Ribeiro, 2009.04.16.

2009.04.23 Collembola species cataloque of Peter Bellinger. Parts P to R., by Javier Arbea.

2009.02.16-27. Data Analysis Tools in Ecology., by Paulo Sousa.
Module 1 - The use of Generalized Linear Models (GLM) and Generalized Additive Models (GAM) in Ecology (16-20 February)
Module 2 - Multivariate statistical tools in Ecology (23-27 February)
Coimbra, 16-27 Feb, 2009; Department of Zoology - University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Email of Dr Paulo Sousa, 2008.10.25.

2008.09.29. In memoriam: Andrzej Szeptycki., by Wanda Maria Weiner.
With deepest sorrow, I inform that Professor Andrzej Szeptycki, a great Scientist, our Colleague and Friend passed away on September 29, 2008. De profundis clamavi ad te, Domine... (Ps. 130)
Email of Dr Wanda Maria Weiner, 2008.10.03.

2008.09.17. Collembola species cataloque of Peter Bellinger. Parts M to O., by Javier Arbea.

2008.09.01. The XIIth International Colloquium on Apterygota., by Jean-Marc Thibaud.
Informations Apterygotologiques - No 967, Paris 2006 (Decembre).

2008.03.28. Geotagging photographic records of Collembola from the world., by Frans Janssens.
In this project, macrophotographs of alive Collembola specimens are provided with location data. In this way the pictures can be presented on a zoomable and searchable global distribution map. The project is just started and photographers of Collembola are invited and encouraged to join.

2008.02.13. Collembola species cataloque of Peter Bellinger. Parts J to L., by Javier Arbea.

2007.12.13. Collembola species cataloque of Peter Bellinger. Parts F to I., by Javier Arbea.

2007.10.10. Collembola species cataloque of Peter Bellinger. Parts D and E., by Javier Arbea.

2007.07.10. Collembola species cataloque of Peter Bellinger. Part A., by Javier Arbea.

2007.06.29. Collembola species cataloque of Peter Bellinger. Parts B and C., by Javier Arbea.

2007.06.18. Information on the "Synopses on Palaearctic Collembola"., by Wolfram Dunger.

2007.05.01. Collembola/Springtails from the world., by Rick Cowen.
A new e-forum dedicated to Collembola macrophotographs. The main purpose of the forum is to showcase the many different kinds of Collembola found throughout the world.

2006.11.dd. In memoriam: Anna Krzysztofowicz., by Jean-Marc Thibaud.
Nous avons la tristesse de vous annoncer le deces de notre collegue et amie le Pr. Dr. Anna Krzysztofowicz.
Informations Apterygotologiques - No 967, Paris 2006 (Decembre).

2006.11.24. Bilan, á mi-parcours, de la mission d'exploration Santo 2006 sur une petite ile du Pacifique., by Vincent Defait.
L'Humanité, vendredi 24 novembre 2006, No 19351, p.10.

2006.10.25. Collembola reserve "Simon's Road" in Tasmania for Tasphorura vesiculata., by Penelope Greenslade.

2006.07.31. New Genus of Collembola [Grinnellia ventis Christiansen & Nascimbene, 2006] Named After College and Alumna., by Grinnel College.

2006.05.19. In memoriam: Steve Hopkin., by Geoff Frampton.
Read, H. 2007. Obituary, Steve Hopkin, 18 January 1956 - 19th May 2006., Bulletin of the British Myriapod & Isopod Group, Volume 22, p.2-8.

2005.04.18. New CD with pictures of Collembola from Germany., by Holger Mebes.

2004.11.24. A raptorial Seira sp. nov. from Brazil., by Douglas Zeppelini.

2004.03.19. Hop With the Springtails. NetWatch. Resources., a short presentation of this website in Science Magazine, by Mitch Leslie.

2001.11.03. In memoriam: Nicole Poinsot-Balaguer., by Jérôme Cortet.

2000.11.20. In memoriam: Pete Bellinger., by Kenneth Christiansen.