Welcome, on behalf of the Organizing Committee, to members of the International Society for Subterranean Biology, all speleobiologists, and anyone interested in subterranean life. The 23rd International Conference on Subterranean Biology, jointly sponsored by the Department of Biology at the University of Arkansas, will be held in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, from June 13 to June 17, 2016. This will be the first ICSB held in the United States, and we are eager to showcase the many caves and karst features in the area and to bring together scientists and students with an interest in subterranean biology from the U.S. and from around the globe. These meetings often have participants from more than 20 countries, and we hope to break that record in 2016. In addition to contributed papers and poster sessions, several special symposia on topics such as evolution and development as well as conservation are being planned. The meeting itself will be hosted on the campus of the University of Arkansas. A number of special events are also being planned, including a day long excursion and several receptions. As more information becomes available, we will post it on this website. Please stay tuned.
David Culver, Chair of the Organizing Committee
Committee Members: Daniel Fong, Matthew L. Niemiller, Megan L. Porter, Michael E. Slay, and Steven J. Taylor
Share Your ICSB 2016 Photos!
Christy Slay had set up a Shutterfly Album to share photos of the conference. The album can be viewed at https://23rdsibios.shutterfly.com. Please add your photos today!
ICSB 2016 Group Photograph
Row 1 (top): 1-Charles Stephen, 2-Tobias Siemensmeyer, 3-Peter Trontelj, 4-Michal Rendos, 5-Andrea Parimuchova, 6-Marcus Paulo Alves Oliveira, 7-McLean Worsham, 8-Parvathi Nair, 9-Randy Gibson, 10-Dan Calhoun, 11-Aubri Jenson, 12-Thomas Sawicki, 13-Mick Sutton, 14-Rick Olson, 15-Steve Taylor, 16-Rodrigo Lopes Ferreira, 17-Marconi Souza Silva, 18-Xavier Prous, 19-Gustavo Soares, 20-Gustavo Pisa Perroni;
Row 2: 21-Matt Niemiller, 22-Olivia Boyd, 23-Rachel Roenfeldt, 24-Ruben Tovar, 25-Peter Kozel, 26-John G. Phillips, 27-Slavko Polak, 28-Luise Kruckenhauser, 29-Rick Toomey, 30-Markus Friedrich, 31-Jill Yager, 32-Shalva Barjadze, 33-Stefano Taiti, 34-Stuart Halse, 35-Ľubomír Kováč, 36-Wil Orndorff, 37-Bin Feng, 38-Žiga Fišer, 39-Danilo Harms, 40-Teo Delić;
Row 3: 41-Dave Culver, 42-Gloria Chepko, 43-Pamela Hart, 44-Meredith Protas, 45-Giulia Perina, 46-Yuan Yun, 47-Nick Rohner, 48-Špela Borko, 49-Katarina Kosic Ficco, 50-Michael Ficco, 51-Ben Hutchins, 52-Weston Nowlin, 53-Jerry Lewis, 54-Salisa Lewis, 55-Annette Engel, 56-Bill Humphreys, 57-Steven Cooper, 58-Danaja Zagmajster Delić, 59-Maja Zagmajster, 60-Daniel Fong;
Row 4: 61-Qiufang He, 62-Bill Jeffery, 63-G. Evelyn Hutchinson (deceased), 64-Spela Goricki, 65-Elena Motivans, 66-Vid Švara, 67-Ana Gabriel, 68-Shelly Colatskie, 69-Susanne van den Berg-Stein, 70-Martina Pavlek, 71-Helena Bilandzija, 72-Marko Lukic, 73-Sanja Gottstein, 74-Hongmei Wang, 75-Audrey Paterson, 76-Oana Moldovan, 77-Elzbieta Dumnicka, 78-Elke Aden, 79-Daniel Edison Husana, 80-Kelly O’Quin;
Row 4.5: 81-Rafaela Pereira, 82-Maysa Souza, 83-Li Ma, 84-Hafasa Mojaddidi, 85-Heather Gilbert, 86-Jenna Keany, 87-Hans Jürgen Han;
Row 5 (bottom): 88-Sara Santarelli, 89-Nicholas Gladstone, 90-Evin Carter, 91-Kirk Zigler, 92-Will Coleman, 93-Ana Sofia Reboleira, 94-Horst Wilkens, 95-Ulrike Strecker, 96-Sandra Kirchner, 97-Megan Porter, 98-Cyndee Watson, 99-Florian Malard, 100-Christy Slay, 101-Kathy Lavoie, 102-Tom Poulson, 103-Kurt Helf, 104-Dianne Cunanan, 105-Masato Yoshizawa, 106-Chris Hobson, 107-Mike Slay.
Important Locations on Campus