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We cordially invite you to participate in the scientific conference devoted to terrestrial isopods, also called woodlice, pill bugs or rolly-pollies! After previous symposia and the last online meeting, organized by colleagues from Ghent, Belgium, we decided to hold a fully face-to-face meeting. The 12th International Symposium on Terrestrial Isopod Biology (12ISTIB) will be held at Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc, the Czech Republic, from Sunday, July 9 to Thursday, July 13, 2023.

The organizing institutions are:
Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Institute of Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
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As with previous conferences, 12ISTIB will begin with a welcome reception on Sunday evening. There will be three days of single-session meetings beginning Monday morning, interrupted on Tuesday by full-day tour. 12ISTIB will officially close on Thursday evening at the Farewell Party.

Participants are encouraged to submit their presentations (lectures and posters) for publication in a special issue of the open-access journal ZooKeys (Pensoft).

The symposium is going back to personal face-to-face form:
1983: London, UK
1986: Urbino, Italy
1990: Poitiers, France
1997: Haifa, Israel
2001: Iraklion, Greece
2004: Aveiro, Portugal
2007: Tunis, Tunisia
2011: Bled, Slovenia
2014: Poitiers, France
2017: Budapest, Hungary
2021: Ghent, Belgium (online)
2023: Olomouc, Czech Republic

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