International Symposium

September 26-28, 2014

Kozagawa, Wakayama, Japan

We are pleased to announce an International Symposium on Gracillariidae, to be held September 26-28, 2014 in Kozagawa, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.  This symposium will bring together researchers worldwide working on the systematics, evolution, and biology of leaf blotch mining moths (Gracillariidae).  Gracillariidae are an emerging model taxon in evolutionary genomics, evolutionary ecology, insect-microbe interactions, and biodiversity research.  The vast diversity of Gracillariidae, much of which is undescribed, and their often specialized but poorly understood interactions with host plants and parasites embody both how we think about biodiversity, and the challenges inherent in biodiversity research.  By bringing together researchers worldwide studying Gracillariidae, we intend to inspire new questions and chart strategy for international collaborative research on this model taxon.  Participants who are studying other leaf miners are also very welcome.

Forest in Kozagawa, site of field excursion.

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