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The World's biggest ants event arrives in Manaus for its XXVI edition in 2023
Presentation

The objective of the Myrmecology Symposium: An International Ant Meeting is to bring together students and professionals with an interest in the area of ​​myrmecology. The event encourages various forms of interactions between researchers and students, and offers the opportunity to exhibit and discuss works, projects and ideas. The symposium also aims to present and integrate the various areas of scientific knowledge that contribute to the advancement of myrmecology; enable the exchange of knowledge between researchers from different Brazilian states and also from other countries; encourage the establishment of technical-scientific partnerships and multi-institutional research arrangements, through direct contact with researchers; contribute to undergraduate and graduate students training; consolidate Brazil as a research and development pole in the myrmecology area, and also in ​​ecology, taxonomy and conservation; analyze progress, identify challenges and discuss the future development of myrmecology in Brazil.

Historic

The Myrmecology Symposium, previously called São Paulo State Myrmecology Meeting, started in 1980, with the aim of bringing together regional ants specialists to discuss their work. Over the years, these meetings became more comprehensive and in its 16th edition, in Florianópolis (SC), the event was renamed as The Myrmecology Symposium (Mirmeco). This event then became an important forum to discuss scientific work directly related to myrmecology, with relevant contributions to taxonomy, systematics and biogeography, animal behavior and behavioral ecology, plant / animal interactions, population and community ecology, bioindication, bioinvasion and evolutionary biology. The Mirmecology Symposium has been growing year after year and internationalizing, but continues to maintain a relaxed style that facilitates interaction between participants. Every two years, the Symposium brings together experts from Brazil and abroad, and in general, professionals and students who use ants as research models.


The XXVI Edition - 2023

It is with a great pride and satisfaction that we invite everyone to participate of the XXVI Symposium on Myrmecology, to be held in October 22-26th 2023 in Manaus, Amazonas. The current edition intends to maintain some trends from previous events, such as organizing part of the program with an “on demand” style, gender parity among the speakers and focused on scientific dissemination.

For the first time, the organizing committee is composed of students, professors and researchers from different institutions and states, such as the Federal Universities of Acre, Amazonas and the South and Southeast of Pará State, in addition to the National Research Institute of the Amazon and the Paraense Emílio Goeldi Museum. This approach was born as a central idea of ​​the Symposium. All the organizing committee believes and defends that diversity is not only good in nature. We are part of it!

Keeping it in mind, we are striving to offer an inclusive program and we hope to behold all the participant wishes. In addition to encouraging discussions and novel ideas and directions, we want to expand the dialogue between different sectors of society in a simple and informal way. For some years now, the Symposium has been a time to see friends, make new contacts and expand professional ties. This time it will be no different.


Organizing committee:

Scientific commission
Ananza M. Rabello, Itanna O. Fernandes, Lívia P. Prado, Otávio G. M. Silva, Fernando Schmidt, Rogério R. Silva, Jerome Orivel, Fernando Fernández

Public Relations 
Lívia P. Prado, Carolina Veronese, Talitha F. dos Santos, Ananza M. Rabello, Ana Cristina Utta, Amanda B. Oliveira, Otávio G. M. Silva

Logistics and finance:
Itanna O. Fernandes, Talitha F. dos Santos, Amanda B. Oliveira, Esmeraldina G. B. Kubatamaia, Claudio R. Santos Neto, Fabricio B. Baccaro, Lucas Perillo - Bocaina

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