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20th International Symposium on Chironomidae (Italy 2017)

Goal: The 20th International Symposium on Chironomidae has been hosted, for the first time in 53 years, in Italy, at the MUSE- The Science Museum of Trento, from 2 to 8 July 2017.
It was a great occasion for the Chironomid community to meet, share new data, review and discuss about new approaches, methods and future challenges. Hundreds of people coming from 28 countries attended the conference, making it memorable for the organizers, the participants and accompanying persons. The scientific programme included a plenary lecture, 44 oral communications and 25 posters on six main topics: taxonomy and systematics, genetics and cytogenetics, ecology and biomonitoring, autoecology and physiology, toxicology and adaptive biology and palaeolimnology. The symposium was enhanced by a Taxonomy Workshop and a special session devoted to lost colleagues, with brief talks “in memoriam”.
To learn more on the Proceedings (as a special issue of the Journal of Limnology), please visit the website
http://www.muse.it/it/partecipa/Congressi-e-Convegni/archivio/20th_International_Symposium_on_Chironomidae/Pagine/home.aspx.

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This special issue provides an overview of recent advances in the study of chironomids (Diptera chironomidae), as an outcome of the 20th International Symposium on Chironomidae held in Trento (Italy), in July 2017. it includes 27 selected papers, representative of the six topics of the symposium: genetics and cytogenetics, taxonomy and systematics, autecology and physiology, toxicology and adaptive biology, ecology and biomonitoring, palaeolimnology. Most papers emphasise the value of chironomids in the monitoring programmes, mainly on Europe and case histories from South America and Africa. however, as our title indicates, the reported contemporary studies represent a range from the genetic through the autecological to the ecosystem scale. the aim of the volume is to give new insights on ecology and biology of non-biting midges, the freshwater insect family that comprises the highest number of species in the world, in both lentic and lotic habitats.
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Three contributes presented at the 20ISC 2017 have been published in Studi Trentini di Scienze Naturali vol. 97 (2018)(ISSN 2035-7699 ) https://www.muse.it/it/Editoria-Muse/Studi-Trentini-Scienze-Naturali/Pagine/STSN/STSN_97-2018.aspx:
1. Pillot, H.M. - Chironomids on brook banks above the water level
2. Ceretti, G. et al. - Occurrence and distribution of aquatic midges (Diptera: Chironomidae) inhabiting coastal and temporary ponds near Cabras (Sardinia, Italy)
3. Ferrarese, U. et al - Adult emergence of the nuisance chironomid Chironomus salinarius Kieffer in two Italian lagoons along the northern coast of the Adriatic Sea
 
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The Special Issue of the Open Access Journal of Limnology dedicated to the “20th International Symposium on Chironomidae 2017” has been published online:
13 November 2018
 
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Output Special Issue of the Journal of Limnology - Online version of the up to date accepted works: https://www.jlimnol.it/index.php/jlimnol/issue/view/64
 
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The 20th International Symposium on Chironomidae has been hosted, for the first time in 53 years, in Italy, at the MUSE- The Science Museum of Trento, from 2 to 8 July 2017.
It was a great occasion for the Chironomid community to meet, share new data, review and discuss about new approaches, methods and future challenges. Hundreds of people coming from 28 countries attended the conference, making it memorable for the organizers, the participants and accompanying persons. The scientific programme included a plenary lecture, 44 oral communications and 25 posters on six main topics: taxonomy and systematics, genetics and cytogenetics, ecology and biomonitoring, autoecology and physiology, toxicology and adaptive biology and palaeolimnology. The symposium was enhanced by a Taxonomy Workshop and a special session devoted to lost colleagues, with brief talks “in memoriam”.
To learn more on the Proceedings (as a special issue of the Journal of Limnology), please visit the website