Litter breakdown in rivers and streams

Bilbao, Spain 24-26 September 1997
Contact: Dr. Arturo Elosegi Dpto. Biologia Vegetal y Ecologia, Facultad de Ciencias. Universidad del Pais Vasco/EHU Apdo. 644, 48080 Bilbao (Spain) Tel.: +34 4 4647700 Ext. 2798, Fax: +34 4 4648500 E-mail:


Biology and taxonomy of green algae III

An International Symposium to be held at Smolenice-Castle, Slovakia, October 6-10, 1997. and A Post-symposium Excursion to Neusiedlersee (Austria) and Balaton (Hungary) October 10-12, 1997.
Ass. Prof. Dr. F. Hindák, DrSc. Institute of Botany SAS, Dúbravská cesta 14, SK-84223 Bratislava, Slovakia.


2nd International Symposium on ecology and engineering

Engineering the Aquatic Environment Nov. 10-12, 1997 Centre for Water Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
Contact Vicki Sly at


International Workshop 0+ Fish as Indicators of the Ecological Status of Rivers

University of Vienna 16-20 February 1998.
Organisers: Fritz Schiemer & Hubert Keckeis
Laurence Flore, Institute of Zoology, Dept. of Limnology, Althanstrasse 14 A – 1090 Vienna, Austria. Phone: 0043 1 31336 1342 Fax: 0043 1 31336 778 E-mail:


Man and river systems

The Functioning of River Systems at the Basin Scale
Paris 25-27 March 1998 For details see SILNEWS 22 or contact Mme F Bourgain by e-mail at: Tel: +33 (0)1 44 58 28 22 Fax: +33 (0)1 44 58 28 30


Tropical fish biology

The Fisheries Society of the British Isles Annual International Symposium
13-16 July 1998 University of Southampton, UK
Call for papers: The following are suggestions for possible topics, though any papers on the general theme will be considered by the Organising Committee:

  • Fishes and Ecosystems
  • Population and Conservation Genetics
  • Evolution and Speciation
  • Conservation and Resource Management
  • Behaviour

Abstracts should be submitted no later than 15 November 1997. Oral presentation (20mins) and Posters welcome. Specific poster sessions will be timetabled.
If there is sufficient interest we may hold a workshop on the theme of African freshwater fisheries and conservation on Friday 17 July.
Further information: Dr George F. Turner School of Biological Sciences University of Southampton, Bassett Cresent East, Southampton SO16 7PX, UK Tel: +44 (0)1703 594394 Fax: +44 (0)1703 59426/594793 E-mail: GFT@SOTON.AC.UK or


Shallow Lakes ’98: Trophic interactions in shallow freshwater and brackish lakes

Berlin 3 – 8 August 1998
For details of this pre-congress meeting supported by SIL, contact Prof N. Walz, E-mail: Tel: +49 30-64 19 05 11, Fax +49 30-64 19 05 23. First registration 15 October 1997.


AQUATIC PLANTS 10th International Symposium of the European Weed Research Society

Lisbon, Portugal, 22-25 September 1998