2016 Annual meeting of the Asian Society of Ichthyologists (ASI)
A joint annual meeting of the Asian Society of Ichthyologists (ASI) and the Ichthyological society of Taiwan will be held in Taipei on 18-21 May 2016 at Taipei Nangung Exhibition Centre (台北南港展覽館). The ASI was established in 2014 in Penang, Malaysia. The objectives of our Society are promoting the development and advancement of ichthyological research for Asian ichthyologists and others from around the World. The conference forthcoming will be the third annual meeting of the ASI since the society was established. The two previous ones and its joint conference (Asian Fish Biodiversity Conference) have been held in Guilin, China and Penang, Malaysia, respectively with great success. In the coming conference in Taiwan, we will continue to provide a platform for the participants to present their latest findings, and exchange their scientific experiences with other researchers from different countries in the field of ichthyology of the region including taxonomy, phylogenetics, evolution, ecology, behavior, physiology, conservation, fisheries management, and others.
We are planning to have 6 parallel sections, and organize one special symposium, entitled “Fish Diversity of the Mekong River System” during the 2 days meeting (May 19-20), and a pre-conference workshop (half day, on May 18) about phylogenetic and NGS data analyses for the meeting (See Agenda (Preliminary)). During the same period of our meeting, a Taiwan Geosciences Assembly (TGA) Conference will also be held at the same meeting venue. All our participants are welcome (and free) to attend the events of the TGA conference.
Wei-Jen Chen, Associate Professor, Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University