V Soil Zoology and Ecology Field School
for Junior Researchers
Soil Acarology
18–22 September 2017

School Program

School Program lasts for five full days, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

The program includes:
1. Plenary lectures addressing hot research topics in Zoology, Environmental Science, and Soil Science. There will be 10 lectures from the world’s leading experts in these fields. 
2. Taxonomic trainings (master-classes). Special attention will be paid to the identification of small arthropods inhabiting soil (mites, springtails, and small ground beetles). If agreed upon in advance, the possibility exists for junior researchers to bring their own materials for identification assistance.
3. Field excursions with an opportunity to collect entomological, botanical, and soil samples. 
4. Methodological seminars – short discussions with the School participants.
5. Poster session.

All School participants should present their current research results at the poster session. There can be no more than two posters per one participant. The organizers will select the best poster presentations. Additionally, there will be approximately 10-15 minutes reserved for each oral presentation.

The best research in Soil Acarology can be published in the journal ACARINA indexed by Scopus. Those interested in submitting a publication should deliver a digital copy on the first day of the School in English.