4th International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology

The 4th International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology to be held in August 18?23, 2017 in Moscow*, Russia.  We will be happy to see you.


*Symposium C5:  Symbiosis between animals: diversity, patterns and inference on processes*
Temir Britayev, Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Moscow, Russia
Diego Fontaneto, Institute of Ecosystem Study, Verbania, Italy

Viatcheslav Ivanenko, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Our symposium is dedicated to morphological features and evolution of animals representing different taxa living in symbiosis of different types
(commensalism, mutualism and parasitism). New data and reviews on morphological diversity of symbionts, morphological changes appeared in
evolution and coevolution of symbiotic relationships of animals living in different habitats are invited to be presented. During our symposium we
will discuss methodological approaches as well as directions of future studies.

*Symposium C3: Morphological diversity and evolution in freshwater and marine environment*
Alexey A. Kotov, A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russia
Anna N. Neretina, A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russia
Viatcheslav Ivanenko, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

The congress will be hosted by Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), which is a perfect venue for this scientific society to gather, discuss,
and share ideas. The building of the Biological Department located directly on the MSU campus will open its gates to students, scientists and
professors from all over the world. The ICIM 4 is devoted to actual questions and the most important achievements in the field of invertebrate morphology; to a wide range of
scientific problems including the synthesis of classical morphology with advances in molecular taxonomy and phylogeny, to evolutionary developmental
biology; to investigations on the structure of different groups of invertebrates; to the problem of miniaturization and the evolution of larval forms; and to modern achievements in the field of functional morphology and paleontology. Special attention will be paid to modern approaches and methods of morphological and evolutionary studies.
Congress symposia could be assigned to four major fields

(1) Recent advances in functional morphology;
(2) Special invertebrate morphology;
(3) Evolutionary theories;
(4) Advanced Microscopy and Morphology.



Viatcheslav N. IVANENKO, Ph.D.
Leading Researcher
Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Biological Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Leninskie Gory, 1-12, Moscow 119992, Russia
+7 915 3201967
ivanenko.slava@gmail.com  ivanenko@mail.bio.msu.ru