Agropolis International et Montpellier SupAgro, France
First Announcement on the Meeting
Les Cochenilles: ravageur principal ou secondaire
Scale insects: main or secondary pest
at Montpellier, France
25 octobre 2011 October 25th 2011
Additional information may be obtained at the addresses below
Intention et titre à faire parvenir impérativement avant le 18 février 2011 à :
Please send your name and provisional title of your paper by beforeFebruary 18th 2011
AFPP - 42, rue Raymond Jaclard - F-94140 ALFORTVILLE, France
Tél. 33 (0)1 41 79 19 80 - Fax 33 (0)1 41 79 19 81
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Internet Site : www.afpp.net
15 September 2009
Dr. George Japoshvili, whose address is given below, requested to circulate among Scale Insects Students his invitation to host the ISSIS-XIII symposium (2013) in Georgia. The formal invitation will be presented by Dr. Japoshvili at the Business Meeting, during the ISSIS-XII, at Crete, Greece (2010).
Dr. George Japoshvili, Head, Entomology Laboratory, Institute of Zoology,
Ilia Chavchavadze State University, Chavchavadze av. 31 0179, Tbilisi GEORGIA
E-mails of George Japoshvili: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
24 August, 2009
Please be notified that the following publication:
Branco, M., Franco, J.C. & Hodgson, C.J. (Editors) 2008. Proceedings of the XI International Symposium on Scale Insect Studies, Oeiras, Portugal, 24-27 September 2007. Lisbon, Portugal: ISA Press. 322 pp.
Is now available for download in PDF format at http://www.isa.utl.pt/home/node/3385. The Abstracts are not included.
25 April, 2009
For details about ISSIS-XII - Symposium, Chania, Crete, Greece, April 6th-9th 2010, you may wish visiting the web site of the Conference at http://www.xii-issis.gr
18 July, 2008
First Circular on
XII International Symposium on Scale Insect Studies
2010 Crete, Greece
XII International Symposium on Scale Insect Studies - ISSIS
Crete (Hellas) 06-09 April 2010
On behalf of the International Committee of the International Symposium on Scale Insect Studies - ISSIS, we cordially invite you to participate in the XII ISSIS meeting, to be held in Chania, Crete, on April 06-09th, 2010.
The meeting is being locally organized by the Institute of Veterinary Research of Athens (NAGREF) in collaboration with Benaki Phytopathological Institute, and will take place at Mediterranean Agronomical Institute in Chania. It will cover all aspects of scale insect studies, including systematics and morphology, genetics and evolution, zoogeography and faunistics, biology and population dynamics, natural enemies, monitoring and pest management. It is also intended to be an opportunity to bring together people dealing with coccids and to discuss the most recent research achievements in scale insect studies.
Crete is the southern island of Greece. It is of major historical interest and is a popular tourist destination. Its attractions include the Minoan sites of Knossos and Phaistos, the classical site of Gortys, the Venetian castle at Rethymno, and the Samaria Gorge, as well as many other natural sites, monuments, and beaches. Crete was the centre of the Minoan civilization (ca. 2600-1400 BC), the oldest form of Greek and hence European civilization
Chania is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania Prefecture. It lies along the north coast of the island, about 70 km west of Rethymno and 145 km west of Heraklion. The city has two entrances: the airport of Akrotiri, and the port of Souda (the largest in the Mediterranean).
Chania International Airport (IATA code: CHQ) has several flights a day from Athens and Thessaloniki, and from April to early November, there are many direct charter flights from the UK, Germany, Scandinavia and other European countries. The city's port of Souda lies 7 km to the east and connects Chania with daily ferries to Piraeus (Athens)
Every spring the prefecture of Chania is covered with a feast of colours from the plethora of blossoming trees, bushes and flowers, while intoxicating aromas from the herbs and citrus infuse the air. The countryside is also rich in animal life off all sorts including several bird species which are rare elsewhere in Europe.
During the meeting, a field trip is planned to see some of the most interesting sights. The exact locations have yet to be finalised but could include some of the following: Chora Sfakion, Annopolis, one of the most traditional and authentic areas on Crete, the gorge of Aradaina, which starts at the southern slopes of the White Mountains, the Byzantine monastery of Ag. Roumeli the ancient city Tara, already a timber exporter 4000 years ago. or the Samaria gorge, one of Europe's longest gorges, where many rare plants and birds can be found (including the margarodid Marchalina hellenica) hosting a plethora of rare flora (eronda" or Cretan dittany (Origanum dictamnus)) and fauna species, such as Kri-Kri (Carpa aegagrus- cretica), or the rare bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) and the vulture (Gyps fulvus)
The Organization Committee is also considering the possibility of organizing a post-meeting excursion (Apri10-11th) if enough people are interested. The trip will include visits to some places of great historical and ecological interest, such as Knossos, the largest Minoan Palace built around 2000 B.C of ashlar blocks, with many floors and decorated with really beautiful frescoes, the Palace of Phaistos which is located at the end of the Mesara plain in south central Crete and is considered one of the finest of all Minoan palaces, or the forest of Vai, placed on the eastern side of Crete. This forest is unique with more than 5,000 Phoenix Theophrastii palm trees and, is the only palm tree forest in Europe.
If you intend to participate in the XII ISSIS, please fill in registration form and send it to the local organizers, preferably by e-mail (), before October 20th , 2009.
Updated information will be available on this web site.
Looking forward to meeting you in Chania
The local organizers:
Dep. of Bee Pathology
Institute of Veterinary Research
National Agricultural Foundation
25, Neapoleos, Ag. Paraskevi
15341, Athens, Hellas
Tel.: + 30 210 6391378
Fax.: + 30 210 6006995
Mob. : +30 6939390243
Panagiotis G. Milonas
Dep. of Entomology &
Benaki Phytopathological Institute
8, Stef. Delta, Kifisia
14561, Athens, Hellas
Tel.: + 30 210 8180216
Fax.: + 30 210 8077506
George J. Stathas
Dep. of Crop Production,
Lab. of Agr. Entomology & Zoology,
School of Agricultural Technology
T. E. I. Kalamata
24 100 - Antikalamos - Mesinia, Hellas
Tel.: +30 27210 45214
Fax: +30 27210 45234
Mob.: +30 6944167005