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Courtesy of Ann Dalkey (January 2003): SCAMIT’s Twenty Year Anniversary.

Publication Grants

Planning a taxonomic publication? SCAMIT can help! SCAMIT has a Taxonomic Publication Grants program that can help defray material costs of publication. Please feel free to apply!

Upcoming SCAMIT Meetings

Monday & Tuesday 20–21 June 2016 9:00–5:00
Morphometrics and various taxa at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Note: Monday’s workshop is indefinitely postponed; Tuesday is still scheduled

Monday the 20th will be a Morphometrics workshop led by Gabi Navas (see attached docs). We will start the business meeting at 8:30 that day.
Tuesday the 21st, Lisa Gilbane will briefly present the work BOEM is doing with Dr. Page at UCSB to document and model the spread of Watersipora spp. at oil platforms. Lisa in interested in recruiting SCAMIT’s taxonomic expertise for identification help of inverts from this study, mainly amphipods and bryozoans, at a future meeting. That will be followed by presentations by Beth Horvath on her ongoing gorgonian work and Jeff Goddard on nudibranchs and their allies. Paul VS will also make himself available to help resolve any problem bivalve identifications. This will make for exciting days in SB.
We will likely all go out to dinner together Monday night at Enterprise Fish Co.
Info coming on lunches from Paul as the dates get closer.
Here are some ideas from Paul on places to stay overnight Sunday and Monday:
I would also suggest AirBnB, which I have used extensively in the last year (but not in Santa Barbara).
You can also check at http://www.santabarbara.com/lodging/ for reviews and additional information.
A few suggestions on motel ideas near the museum. They are all close to restaurants and grocery stores. There are many motels near the beach or downtown, but the price doubles or triples.
- Agave Inn — small rooms but newly remodeled
- Quality Inn — Larger rooms, but not as new
- Lemon Tree Inn — near the museum, with restaurant onsite.

July 2016
Likely no meeting due to field sampling.


August 2016
No meeting as yet scheduled

Any hot or compelling arthropod, miscellaneous phyla, or echinoderm topics?

Questions? Contact: Leslie Harris at lharris@nhm.org or Larry Lovell at llovell@lacsd.org.

Upcoming Meetings of Interest

May 6–7 2016
Southern California Academy of Sciences (SCAS) Annual Meeting at University of Southern California

This will be a celebration of the 125th year of SCAS. SCAMIT usually has a membership table on Friday of the meetings. If anybody would like to volunteer to be the SCAMIT rep at the table, please let Larry know and he will help make the necessary arrangements. For more information on the meeting, visit the SCAS website.

July 10 – 16 2016
3rd International Workshop on Symbiotic Copepoda (IWOSC) on Heron Island, Australia

This ​workshop​ will be led by international experts and​ will​ include seminars, practical workshop​s​ and ​local field ​ collections. It will also include one day dedicated to symbiotic Isopoda.​​ Please contact our local organizer Dr Kate Hutson <kate.hutson@jcu.edu.au> with your expression of interest to register. Don't wait, spaces are limited!!! Feel free to distribute the attached flyer to students, colleagues or anyone working in related fields.
More information at: https://sites.google.com/site/iwosc2016/
I look forward to seeing some of you on Heron Island next year. Thanks,
Julianne Kalman Passarelli, Ph.D.

July 23 – 5 August 2016
12th International Polychaete Conference at the National Museum Wales, Cardiff

More information is available at the conference website. Note that early-bird registration will be available between January and March 2016.

July 16 – 21 2017
13th International Conference on Copepoda at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Los Angeles, California

Every three years since 1981 the World Association of Copepodologists (WAC) holds an international conference called the International Conference on Copepoda or the ICOC. These have become the most important global gatherings for all researchers and students of copepods. Each conference gives participants the chance to meet fellow researchers, talk with students and experts, borrow material and plan collaborations. Each meeting is unique, teeming with the individuality and culture of the host nation.
The next ICOC will be in 2017 in Los Angeles, CA, USA at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and DoubleTree Hotel in San Pedro. We are expecting 250 attendees from all over the world.
More information is available at the conference website

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