II International Symposium on Tardigrada
The second smallest Symposium in the history was attended by only 16 participants who presented 11 talks during the two days of the conference.
This was the only tardigrade meeting held behind the iron curtain (in a communist country), which had some unusual consequences. For example, Barbara Węglarska, who organised the congress, had to provide the authorities not only with the names of participants, but also some of their personal details such as the birth dates and names of parents as all westerners were considered potential spies by the communist government. Wanting to avoid bothering her guests, Barbara made up the dates and other details. Fortunately, the authorities haven't found out about the fraud.
Table of contents
28-30 July 1977.
Institute of Zoology of the
Jagiellonian University, Karasia 6 (the street was later renamed to
Unfortunately, the list is not full but we are
working on completing it. If you know of anyone who attended the
Symposium but is not listed above,
We were not able to find the programme, thus if
you happen to have a copy of the programme, please
send it to us.
The Symposium talks have been published in a
special volume of 'Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego -
Prace Zoologiczne'. Given that the Symposium was very small, the volume contains
scientific papers on tardigrade
morphology, taxonomy, faunistics, physiology, reproduction and
Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego,
Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Tardigrada
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