III International Conference
«Frontiers in Plankton Research»
with taxonomic training for young scientists
24–28 September 2018
Zelenogradsk
(Kaliningrad Region)
RUSSIA

The Hydrobiological Society affiliated with the Russian Academy of Sciences is the scientific organization with longstanding traditions and long-term experience of conducting and coordination of research in the field of hydrobiology, conservation and rational exploitation of biological resources in marine and freshwater ecosystems, improvement of environmental management techniques, and ecological training of young scientists (http://www.gboran.ru).

Scientific Program
At the conference, the papers on taxonomy and identification of planktonic invertebrates and algae, species diversity, distribution patterns, adaptation strategies, trophic relations, role of invasive species and anthropogenic impact on planktonic populations and communities will be presented and discussed.
The scientific program of the conference includes plenary lectures (20 min.), oral presentations at the sections (15 min.) and posters on the following topics:
• Section 1: Taxonomy and identification of planktonic organisms
• Section 2: Biological diversity and trophic interactions in plankton
• Section 3: Planktonic invasive species and their role in aquatic ecosystems
• Section 4: Adaptation of planktonic organisms and communities to stressful environment
• Section 5: Taxonomic training

Call for Papers
Oral and poster contributions are invited. The official languages of the conference are Russian and English. All those who wish to participate in the conference are requested to submit a complete camera-ready extended abstract (in Russian or in English, details below) to the Organizing Committee Secretariat.

Guidelines for Abstract preparation and submission
The extended Abstract should not exceed 1500 words (including title, authors’ names and affiliation, E-mail, and the list of references). Abstract should be submitted electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as an attached file in MS WORD format named by the first author’s family name. The text of an abstract should be in English (preferably) or in Russian language, typed using font Times New Roman, size 12, without hyphenation, single spaced, aligned left; the title should be in capitals, centered, with the presenting author’s name in bold. Please indicate whether the Abstract is for an oral or poster contribution.

The deadline for abstract submission is March 15, 2018.

The conference participants from outside Russia will need to obtain a Russian visa to enter the country. The registered participants should send a request for visa support to the BOOKING AGENCY SIMONENKO (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for more information see below).

Deadlines
15 February, 2018 – Submission of the Registration Form
15 March, 2018 – Abstract submission
5 April, 2018 – Decision about acceptance of presentations
30 May, 2018 – Early payment of the registration fee (higher fee after this date)
31 July, 2018 – Hotel reservation via the Organizing Committee

Conference Venue and Accommodation
The Hotel “SAMBIA” (http://www.sambiahotel.com/) will serve as the conference venue. Hotel reservation can be arranged either by contacting the hotel directly by fax/E-mail, or by sending a request to the Organizing Committee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Contacts
• For registration, abstract submission, and hotel reservation please contact:
Julia Polunina
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• For visa support please contact:
BOOKING AGENCY SIMONENKO
Russian tourist visa support and airport transfer
Leninskiy pr., 81
236040 Kaliningrad
Tel./Fax: +7 (4012) 350780
Mobile phone: +7 9022 395112
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• General questions about the conference and its scientific program should be addressed to:
Dr. Irena Telesh
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Dr. Elena Naumenko
Fax: + 7 (4012) 919997
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web site:
http://gboran.ru/kaliningrad-2018/





































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