ZOOLOGY Congress

About the congress

    ZOOLOGY, formerly named the Benelux Congress of Zoology, is an annual zoological meeting, held alternatingly in The Netherlands and Belgium, and is organised by the KNDV or our Belgian sister organization, the Royal Belgian Zoological Society.

    The congress includes invited lectures and oral/poster presentations by participants. It is an excellent opportunity for zoology students and young scientists to meet colleagues and to present and discuss the results of their research.

    Moreover, the congress gives an overview of the current scientific work at most universities and zoological institutes in Belgium and The Netherlands, and thus provides ample opportunity for establishing contacts for collaboration. The approximately 200 participants range from newly graduated students to senior scientists.

    Since 2001 the Distinguished Zoologist Lecture is delivered during the meeting in The Netherlands.


Forthcoming ZOOLOGY congress

    Please save the dates: On the 14th and the 15th of December, ZOOLOGY 2018, the upcoming scientific meeting organized by the Royal Belgian Zoological Society, the Royal Dutch Zoological Society and Odyssea Luxembourg, will be held for the first time in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (University of Luxembourg, Campus Belval, Esch-sur-Alzette).

    In addition, a workshop on essential skills for young scientists (e.g., networking, paper writing, reviewing, presentation feedback) will be organized on the 13th of December by the Young Zoologists Group of the RBZS.

    This year's edition will be the 25th zoology congress that was formerly called the Benelux Congress of Zoology.

    The general theme of the meeting will be "Zoology in the Anthropocene". Two special sessions are already planned on this subject:
    1. "Crossing borders: why and how biologists and climatologists must speak together"
    2. "How animals face global change: plasticity, resilience, adaptation".

    As usual, the congress will also welcome all contributions from the field of zoology, from the molecule to the biosphere, including contributions dealing with interactions between zoology and other disciplines. Thematic sessions will be organized depending on received abstracts.

    All zoologists, at any stage of their career, are very welcome to participate actively, but young scientists are particularly encouraged to contribute.

    Dedicated website available soon! Follow the news on http://rbzs.be/.

    Hoping to see you in Luxembourg,

    Dr. Pierre Gallego (Odyssea Luxembourg) & Dr. Alain Frantz - MNHN Luxembourg

    Scientific committee: Prof. Ellen Decaestecker, Dr. Bruno Frédérich, Marielle Kaashoek, Prof. Jan Kammenga, Dr. Peter Klaren, Dr. Gilles Lepoint, Allison Luger, Dr. Patricia Mergens, Prof. Caroline Nieberling, Marianna Pinzonne.

Past meetings