Italy – Trieste, 24-30 August 1997
The European Ichthyological society was founded in 1976. The society primarily provides a platform for cooperation between European Ichthyologists, but membership is open to all interested. The main activity of the society has been to promote congress of European Ichthyologists which have been held at three-year intervals from 1973.
The Ninth Congress of European Ichthyologists (CEI-9) was organized at the Department of Zoology, Iuniversity Frederico II, Naples and held on 24-30 August 1997 at the beautiful Maritime Station Congress Centre in Trieste, Italy. Over 390 participants from 52 countries presented their contributions either as papers or as posters, each offered in six concurrent sessions. The scientific program included six invited, plenary lectures, 28 key-note lectures and 234 oral presentations during the five concurrent sessions. Almost 140 posters were exhibited and several brief oral presentations in addition. Workshops like “Stocking & Introduction”, “Eco-hydrology”, “Computor Use in Fish and Fish Biology” and “Speciation and Species Diversity” had high attendance. Many new, young colleagues attended and made the CEI-9 very unique, exciting and a constructive experience.
During the CEI-9 a new EIS board for the Triennium 1997-2000 was elected as follows: President – Maurice Kottelat, Switzerland; Secretary – Sven O. Kullander, Sweden; Treasurer – François Meunier, France; Vice President – Pier Giorgio Bianco, Italy – the man who has done a tremendous job by pulling this fantastic event together (and who has received very little merit for it…).
Thank you Pier.
Below some photos of participants.
Photo left: President Maurice Kottelat & Pier Giorgio Bianco, the head organizer of the Italian Congress.
Photo right: Famous Ichtyologists from all over the world, like R. M. McDowel (left) or
Walter Ivantsoff (3rd from left).
Naércio A. Menezes (left) and Melanie L. J. Stiassney (right)
Tyson R. Roberts (left) and Igor V. Mitrofanov (right)