7th European Conference on Echinoderms:
Echinoderm Research 2010
University of Göttingen, Germany
October 2-9, 2010
The European Conference on Echinoderms is held every three to four years and attracts biologists, palaeontologists and students worldwide to share their research developments. In 2010, this Conference will be held at the Georg-August University in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany, and will bring together researchers from Europe and around the world for social and scientific interactions.
All conference activities will take place at the Geoscience Centre of the Georg-August University in Göttingen. The Göttingen University has a long tradition in echinoderm research. Several famous zoologists and palaeontologists, like Johann Friedrich Gmelin (1748-1804), Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752-1840), Lorenz Oken (1779-1851), Friedrich Tiedemann (1781-1861), Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold (1804-1885), Wilhelm Moritz Keferstein (1833-1870), Adolf von Koenen (1837-1915), Emil Selenka (1842-1901), Hubert Ludwig (1852-1913), Carl Friedrich Chun (1852-1914), Otto Hamann (1857-1925), and Johannes Wolburg (1905-1976), studied and/or worked on echinoderms in Göttingen during the last 250 years.
Excursions include field trips to Heligoland, North Sea, and the echinoderm collections of the Berlin Museum of Natural History. Field trips to localities with Middle Triassic and Late Cretaceous echinoderm faunas in Lower Saxony will also take place.
We look forward to welcoming colleagues to Göttingen in October 2010.