(Primiero San Martino di Castrozza, 10 Jun 19) Fifty years after the first Meeting, the next European Carabidologists Meeting, the 19th, will be held from 16 to 20 September 2019 in Italy, in Primiero. The European Carabidologists Meeting is traditionally a meeting point where researchers from all over Europe (and not only) discuss in an informal way about ecology, biogeography and evolution.
The most recent studies have shown that the Carabidae show a fair degree of morphological variation, almost always accompanied by very specific eco-behavioural responses and correlated to certain types of habitats or trophic resources. These adaptive characteristics are nowadays used also for an evaluation of the environment status, especially if considered as "collective" or "species traits" parameters of a community.
The Carabidae, considered as a model organism, initially brought together several researchers in 1969 in Wijster (Holland), where the tradition of the European Carabidologists Meetings originated, and the meetings actually take place every two years.
The 19th European Carabidologists Meeting is organized by the Paneveggio Natural Park and by the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Calabria. Its main subject is "the Carabidae in extreme environments", but communications and posters within the main research topics are also accepted. For example, the Carabidae system, their role in agroecosystems, their function as ecological indicators, their usefulness for monitoring natural or man-made ecosystems and climate change.
For further information: https://carabids19thecm.unical.it/