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The SE Asian – EU Scientific Consortium for Interdisciplinary Biodiversity Research (SEABIO)





in cooperation with                                                                             and supported by                                                         




presents the


5th Seminar Workshop

 Freshwater Invertebrate Biodiversity

Department of Biology, Ateneo de Manila University

Rm 105-A G/F Science Education Complex-A,

Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights

1108 Quezon City, Philippines

Phone: (02) 426 6001 ext. 5610

Fax: (02) 426 1034

E-mail: biology[at]ateneo.edu / hfreitag[at]ateneo.edu

Participants of the 4th Workshop on Aquatic Biodiversity in 2016

Program (tentative)


DAY 1:  April 3, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 AM                Registration

8:30 – 10:00 AM             Opening Program & Orientation Introduction to Freshwater Macroinvertebrate Taxonomy

10:00 – 4:00 PM             Field Work


DAY 2:  April 4, 201

8:00 – 8:30 AM                Registration

8:30 – 12:00 PM             Sessions 1 & 2 : Hemiptera & Coleoptera Gastropoda (Dr. H. Zettel & Dr. H. Freitag)

1:00 – 5:00 PM                Parallel lab Sessions


DAY 3:  April 5, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 AM                Registration

8:30 – 12:00 PM             Session 3 & 4: Gastropoda & Odonata (Dr. T. von Rintelen & Dr. R.Villanueva )

1:00 – 5:00 PM                Parallel lab Sessions


DAY 4:  April 6, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 AM                Registration

8:30 – 12:00 PM             Session 5: Decapoda (Ms. M. Manuel-Santos, M.Sc. & Dr. T. von Rintelen)

1:30 – 5:00 PM                Parallel lab Sessions


DAY 5:  April 7, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 AM                Registration

8:30 – 12:00 PM             Parallel lab Sessions

1:00 – 5:00 PM                Parallel lab Sessions

5:00 – 6:00 PM                Closing Program




There is no participation fee.

However, you need to pay your accommodation, transportation and individual meals.

Available slots are limited!


Registration Deadline: March 21, 2017


1. Participation is only possible after acceptance of your registration thru email at workshop[at]admu-bio.net. The following information must be provided during registration: full name, institutional affiliation & status, email address. 


2. Registered participants must wait for an approval of their registration by email.

Schedule & Venue


April 03 – 06, 2017


Xavier University, Science Center Building SC 203, Cagayan de Oro City

Workshop Location: XU Science Center Building, Corales Ave, C.d.O.



The proposed workshop serves as an introductory course in systematics, where local and international experts train the participants in taxonomy of selected groups of common macroinvertebrates. This year, main attention is given to major aquatic insect orders (Coleoptera, Hemiptera, Odonata, Ephemeroptera, Trichoptera), freshwater snails (Caenogastropoda), and freshwater decapods (Brachyura, Caridea). Lectures will introduce to Philippine rand SE Asian representatives of these taxa. During a full-day fieldtrip the participants will be trained in organismic field sampling of several habitats and their macroinvertebrate communities. This field trip will serve as a source of data and material for subsequent laboratory work. During the laboratory sessions, the participants will learn to identify and diagnose the different taxa. Relevant literature will be provided. Current standards and trends in arthropod taxonomy will be discussed.

Speakers & Special Sessions


· Sessions Aquatic Bugs (Hemiptera)

             By Dr. Herbert Zettel (Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria International Research Institute of Entomology)


· Session Freshwater Snails (Gastropoda)

             By Dr. Thomas von Rintelen (Museum für Naturkunde Berlin — Leibniz Institute for Evolution & Biodiversity Science)


· Session Freshwater Crabs and Prawns (Brachyura, Caridea)

             By Mrs. Marivene Manuel-Santos (National Museum of the PhilippinesZoology Division)


· Session Dragenflies & Damselflies (Odonata)

             By Dr. Reagan J. Villanueva  (Davao)


· Sessions Aquatic Beetles and other Aquatic Insects (Coleoptera, a. o.)

             By Dr. Hendrik Freitag (Ateneo de Manila UniversityDepartment of Biology)