St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
1-7 July, 2000

First announcement Second announcement Final Information

The symposium is arranged on behalf of the Russian Parasitological Society (RPS) and the Scandinavian Society for Parasitology (SSP). St. Petersburg was selected as the place for holding the Symposium because the founder of ecological parasitology Prof. V.A. Dogiel had worked there at the Leningrad (St. Petersburg) State University and at the Zoological Institute.

The purpose of the Symposium is to bring together scientists representing the eastern and western branches of ecological parasitology for exchanging ideas and information, to define and discuss the main trends in the development of ecological parasitology nowadays and in the nearest future. Possible ways to develop collaboration between ecological parasitologists from different countries will be discussed. Two workshops are planned to be organized in the framework of the Symposium: “Ecological-parasitological problems of NW Europe” and “Parasites of marine and coastal birds in Arctic and Subarctic regions”.

Invited speakers will give lectures on parasite communities, population biology of parasites, strategies of parasite life-cycles, parasites and anthropogenic pressure and new methods in ecological parasitology.

Participants are encouraged to give oral presentations or present posters. The official language of the Symposium is English.

Plenary lectures and abstracts of other talks and posters will be published in the Bulletin of the SSP.

Ten postgraduate students and postdocs from Nordic and Baltic countries and NW Russia, wishing to give talks at the workshop “Ecological-parasitological problems of NW Europe”, will be supported by the Nordic Academy for Advanced Studies (NorFA). Applications, including Curriculum vitae, should be sent before 14 February 2000 to the local organizing committee.

Scientific organizing committee:

Andrew Alekseev (Zoological Institute, Russia)
E. Tellervo Valtonen (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland)
Oleg Pugachev (Zoological Institute, Russia)
Kirill Galaktionov (Zoological Institute, Russia)
Karl Skirnisson (Institute for Experimental Pathology, University of Iceland)
Tor Atle Mo (National Veterinary Institute, Norway)
Kurt Buchmann (Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark)
Clive Kennedy (University of Exeter, UK)
Gediminas Valkiunas (Institute of Ecology, Lithuania)

Local organizing committee:

Kirill Galaktionov (Zoological Institute, St. Petersburg)
Oleg Pugachev (Zoological Institute, St. Petersburg)
Irina Podvyaznaya (Zoological Institute, St. Petersburg)
Helena Dubinina (Zoological Institute, St. Petersburg)
Andrew Dobrovolskij (St. Petersburg State University)

For further information, which will be announced in December 1999 (2nd announcement), please fill out and send the registration form immediately to the local organizing committee:

c.o. Kirill Galaktionov
Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (ZIN RAS),
Universitetskaya nab., 1
199034 St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
Fax: + 812 114 0444, e-mail: or

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