Selected Papers from PROTIST-2016

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2016)

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
A. O. Kovalevsky Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas of RAS, Sevastopol, Russia
Interests: protists; ciliates; systematics; phylogeny; evolution; ecology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The international forum, “Protist-2016”, will take place in Moscow, Russia, from 6–10 June, 2016.

Four international events will be held within the framework of the forum:

  • Annual meeting of the International Society of Protistologists (ISOP)
  • 21st meeting of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology (ISEP)
  • 1st International Symposium on Soil Protistology
  • 5th Russian conference on the ecology of free-living protists in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

Please find all the programme details, registration and abstract submission on the congress website at

The conference will cover a range of fundamental and applied topics in Protistology.

Major focuses:

  • Evolution and phylogeny
  • Taxonomy, systematics and DNA barcoding
  • Genomics and molecular biology
  • Cell biology
  • Organismal biology
  • Parasitology
  • Diversity and biogeography
  • Ecology of soil protists
  • Ecology of aquatic protists
  • Bioindicators and Palaeoecology

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Moscow Forum, "PROTIST–2016", in Russia in 2016!

Prof. Igor V. Dovgal
Guest Editor

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