The II International Symposium on Tardigrada
The smallest Symposium in the history was attended by only 12 tardigradologists who presented 11 talks during the two days of the conference.
This was the only tardigrade meeting held in a communist country, which had some unusual consequences. For example, Barbara Węglarska, who organised the congress, had to provide to the authorities not only the names of participants, but also some of their personal details such as the birth dates as all westerners were considered potential spies by the communist government. Wanting to avoid bothering her guests, Barbara made up the dates and other details. Fortunately the authorities haven't found out about the fraud. This meeting was also the only one that was held behind the iron curtain.
Table of contents
28-30 July 1977.
Institute of Zoology,
The Symposium talks have been published in a
special volume of 'Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego -
Prace Zoologiczne'. Given that the Symposium was very small, the volume contains
scientific papers on tardigrade
morphology, taxonomy, faunistics, physiology, reproduction and
Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego,
Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Tardigrada
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