Symposia Call

Richard L. Brown moth at RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Wed Jan 11 15:43:23 CST 1995


evolution, etc.)


Section A will sponsor three symposia at the 1995 annual meeting, the theme
of which will be "Transitions."  In addition to Sectional Symposia, the
Society will sponsor Program Symposia to be selected from among symposia
proposals submitted to all Sections.  A third category of symposia, the
Joint Symposium, will be initiated this year for symposia proposals
involving two or more Sections of the Society.  Symposia cannot exceed 4

Individuals who are interested in organizing a symposium should send their
proposal to Richard L. Brown, Section A Chair, via e-mail or Box 9775,
Mississippi State, MS 39762 (ph. 601-325-2085; FAX 601-325-8837).  The
proposal must include the title of the symposium and tentative titles of
presentations along with the addresses (including e-mail if available) and
telephone and fax numbers of the organizer(s) and presenters. Additionally,
organizers should include information on anticipated number of attendees
and needed projection equipment.

Symposia proposals are due by March 1, 1995.  For symposia that are
selected to be on the program, final information on titles of presentations
and speakers will be due by April 17.

Program Enhancement Funds (PEFs) will be available to defray expenses for
symposia contributors from outside the United States and from disciplines
outside the field of entomology.  A maximum of $1,000 may be requested for
each symposium.  Complimentary registration will be available for invited
speakers who are elgible for PEFs, and pending approval from the Program
Chair, will be available for non-ESA members who are invited speakers but
not given PEFs.

There are no restrictions on the topics of proposed Symposia if the subject
matter is relevant to Section A. Topics that have been suggested as
potential symposia include the following:  1) The transition from land to
water - evolution of aquatic arthropods; 2) abiotic selection of
adaptations in arthropods, 3) contributions of amateurs to systematics; 4)
evolution of metamorphic transitions (hypermetamorphosis and other
developmental quirks); 5) transitions in feeding strategies of phytophagous
insects (perhaps jointly with Section B or C); and 6) role of systematics
in conservation.  Individuals interested in organizing or contributing to
any of these potential symposia should contact Richard Brown as soon as

Richard L. Brown
Mississippi Entomological Museum
Box 9775
Mississippi State, MS 39762-9775
ph: 601-325-2085
FAX: 601-325-8837
email: moth at

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