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HISTORICAL NOTE ON THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES OF ACAROLOGY
Carlos H.W. Flechtmann
CNPq-Brazil Researcher
Universidade de São Paulo
Escola Superior de Agricultura
"Luiz de Queiroz"

"The conception of the First International Congress of Acarology originated one evening during an informal discussion in the library of the Zoological Institute at the University of Vienna in August 1960. This simple beginning during the course of the convened XIth International Congress of Entomology initiated the general plans. Subsequent discussions among those acarologists present resulted in the establishment of an organizing committee which was charged to consider the feasibility of an international meeting and to make positive arrangements.

Historically, acarologists have felt a need to develop closer affiliations with each other as specialists. And acarology, while integrated and associated with entomology, and somewhat overshadowed by the more matured prestige of this sister science, has grown in imporance and statute as a discipline. This growth stimulated the desire of acarologists to develop closer scientific relationships and the informal meeting in Vienna gave impetus and meaning to the expressions of this need for a more autonomous functioning of the acarologists, concurrent with the desire for continued association and cooperation with entomology and entomologists. Moreover, it was intent of the acarologists assembled in Vienna to profit from the experiences of their fellow scientists, to direct the science of acarology, to set standards and steer the course of this specialty in an orderly way.

The general committee elected in Vienna subsequently selected sectional chairmen, sectional committees and panels together with major subjects to be discussed in the proposed program. Initial proposals were submitted to the general committee by the Chairman, revised and finally submitted to National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health for funding.

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, accepted responsibility for staging the meeting. The final funding of the Conference was completed early in the year of 1963 and preparations were made for the meeting at Fort Collins from 2 to 7 September 1963.From this cosmopolitan group emerged a first, singularly significant step in the upward reach of the new and dynamic science of Acarology." (Proceedings, Ist International Congress of Acarology, Acarologia, 1964, 6 (h.s.):31-32).


A list of the International Congresses of Acarology is given below.


Ist INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ACAROLOGY
Place where held: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
Period: 2-7 September 1963
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Participants: 146 delegates of 23 countries.
Officers of the Congress:
President: G. W. Wharton
Vice Presidents: E.W. Baker, C.B. Philip and M. André.
Secretary: T.A. Woolley
Sections:
Systematics and Taxonomy
Soil Ecology
Medical and Veterinary Acarology
Physiology - behavior - genetics
Agricultural and stored products.
Proceedings published as: Proceedings, in a special number of Acarologia:
Acarologia, 1964 - 6 (h.s.):1-439.

IInd INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ACAROLOGY
Place where held: Sutton Bonington, England (UK), at the School of
Agriculture of the University of Nottigham
Period: 19-25 July 1967

Participants: "over 200 delegates "on a world-wide basis".
Officers of the Congress:
President: T. E. Hughes
Vice Presidents: E. Browning, M. Sellnick
Secretary; G.O. Evans
Sections:
General and Experimental Taxonomy
Physiology and Genetics
Soil Acari
Marine and Fresh-water Acari
Mites associated with plants
Mites of stored products
Parasitic mites
Ticks
Acari and diseases of medical and veterinary importance
Biological control
Chemical Control
Techniques.
Proceedings: Proceedings, by Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, in 1969, 652 pp.

IIInd INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ACAROLOGY
Place where held: Prague, then Czechoslovakia, at the Institute of Parasitology of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences.
Period: 31 August - 6 September 1971
Participants: "over 200 delegates" from 32 countries.
Officers of the Congress:
President: B. Rosický Vice-Presidents: N.G. Bregetova, G.W. Wharton.
Sections:
Soil mites
Marine and fresh-water mites
Plant mites
Taxonomy of higher categories, Phylogeny and Zoogeography
Mites of stored products
Parasitic mites, faunistic and taxonomy
Ticks, faunistics and taxonomy
Mites and ticks of medical and veterinary importance
Mites and ticks in natural foci of diseases
Biological, chemical and physical control
Physiology, Genetics and Behaviour
Ecology of mites and ticks
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress of Acarology, Prague, 1971,
by W. Junk, The Hague and Academia, Czechoslovak Academy
of Sciences, Prague, 1973: 837 pp.

4TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ACAROLOGY
Place where held: Saalfelden, Austria.
Period: 12 - 19 August 1974
Participants: " more than 200 delegates" from 32 countries.
Officers of the Congress:
President: R. Schuster
Secretary: E. Piffl
Sections:
Soil mites
Water mites
Plant mites
Stored product mites
Faunistic taxonomy of parasites
Host-parasite interactions
Parasites of medical and veterinary importance
Acari and epidemiology of diseases
Higher taxonomy and Phylogeny
Physiology and Biology
Genetics
Chemical control.
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 4th International Congress of Acarology, 1974, by Académiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1979: 752 pp. ISBN 963 05 1695 0.

V INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ACAROLOGY
Place where held: East Lansing, Michigan, USA, at Michigan State University.
Period: 6 - 12 August 1978.
Participants: "more than 300 delegates" from 39 countries.
Officers of the Congress:
President: E. W. Baker
Vice-Presidents: B.A. Croft, E.A. Cross, J.E. George, J.R. Hoffman, P.E. Hunter, D.E. Johnston, R.B. Loomis
Secretary: J.G. Rodriguez
Sections:
Pest management of agricultural mites
Biology of spider mites
Stored product aAcarology
Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology of Acari
Ecology, Behaviour and Bionomics of Acari
Recent Advances in soil mite biology
Management of Acari of Medical and Veterinary Importance
Biology and Ecology of Acari of medical and veterinary importance
Current Research on disease transmission by Acari
Pheromonal communication in Acarines
Specificity and parallel evolution of host-parasite in mites
Systematics, Morphology and Evolution of Acari
Proceedings: Recent Advances in Acarology, Volumes I and II, by Academic
Press, 1978. Volume I: 631 pp, ISBN 0-12-592201-9; Volume II:569 pp., ISBN 0-12-592202-7.
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6TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ACAROLOGY
Place where held: Edinburgh, Scotland, at Edinburgh University.
Period: 5 - 11 September 1982
Participants: " about 300 delegates" from 39 countries.
Officers of the Congress:
President: G. O. Evans
Secretary: D.A. Griffiths
Sections:
Systematics and taxonomy of Acari
Form and function in Acari
Physiology and biochemistry of Acari
Genetics and reproduction of Acari
Ecology and biology of Acari
Biological control of Acari
Soil mites
Stored Product mites
Water mites
Medical and Veterinary Acarology
Ticks
Chemical control of Acari
Proceedings: Acarology VI, Vol. 1, 1984, Ellis Horwood, Sussex, England, 1- 645, ISBN 0-85312-603-8. Vol. 2, 1984, Ellis Horwood, Sussex, England, 646-1296, ISBN 0-85312-604-6.

7TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ACAROLOGY
Place where held: Bangalore, India, at West End Hotel.
Period: 3 - 9 August 1986
Participants: 157 delegates from 24 countries.
Officers of the Congress:
President: G. P. ChannaBasavanna
Secretary: C. A. Viraktamath.
Sections:
Ecology and behavior of ticks
Medical and Veterinary Acarology
House dust mites
Form and function in Acari
Reproduction in Acari
Systematics and Taxonomy of Acari
Water mites
Soil mites
Plant mites
Stored Product mites
Mites associated of insects, birds and small mammals
Biological Control
Chemical and other methods of control
Acarology in developing countries.
Proceedings: Progress in Acarology, Vol. 1, 1988, Oxford & IBH Publishing Co., New Delhi, 523 p., ISBN 81-204-0346-0; Vol. 2, 1988, Oxford & IBH Publishing Co., New Delhi. 484 p, ISBN 81-204-0347-9.

8TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ACAROLOGY
Place where held: Ceske Budejovice, then Czechoslovakia
Period: 6 - 11 August 1990
Participants: 317 delegates from 45 countries.
Officers of the Congress:
President: B. Rosický
Secretary: F. Dusbabek
Sections:
Biological role of mites in soil
Water mites as the indicators of environmental pollution
Mites as pests of plants
Mites as pests of stored products
Mites and ticks as parasites of humans and animals
Mites and ticks as vectors of diseases
Morphology and phylogeny
Physiology and biochemistry
Genetics and reproduction
Ecology, biology and behavior
Biological control
Chemical control.
Proceedings: Modern Acarology, Vol. I, 1991, Academia, Prague & SPB, The Hague, 651 p. + 24 pl., ISBN 80-200-0364-9; Vol. 2, 1991, Academia, Prague & SPB, The Hague, 779 p. + 50 pl., ISBN 80-200-0364-9.

9TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ACAROLOGY
Place where held: Columbus, Ohio, USA, at The Ohio State University.
Period: 17 - 22 July 1994
Participants: 399 delegates from 40 countries.
Officers of the Congress:
President: D. E. Johnston
Vice-Presidents: D.J. Horn, G.R. Needham and Dana L. Wrensch.
Secretary: W. Calvin Welbourn
Sections:
Behaviour and physiological Ecology
Parasitic Acari and host parasite relationships
Mites and Bees
Control Strategies for plant-feeding mites
Morphology and Phylogeny
Genetics and Population Biology
Acari and Human Diseases
Mites and Allergies
Mites in Aquatic Habitats
Mites in Soil Habitats
Mites in Stored Products
Physiology and Biochemistry.
Proceedings: Acarology IX, 1996, The Ohio Biological Survey, Columbus, 718 p.

10TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ACAROLOGY
Place where held: Canberra, Australia
Period: 5 - 10 July 1998
Participants: 219 delegates from 29 countries.
Officers of the Congress:
President: R. B. Halliday
"Vice Presidents": M. Coloff, D. E. Walter, Heather C. Proctor, R. A. Norton
Sections:
Acarine Systematics and Phylogeny
Acarine Biogeography and Biodiversity
Evolutionary Ecology of Acarine Reproduction
Acarine Morphology and Ultrastructure
Ecology and Biology of Soil Mites
Interactions between Mites and Plants
Biology and Control of Mites in Horticulture
Acarine Biological Control Agents
Medical and Veterinary Acarology
Ecology and Physyology of Ticks
Proceedings: Acarology Proceedings of the 10th International Congress, 1998, Csiro Publ., Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, 657 p., ISBN 0-643-06658-6.

11TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ACAROLOGY
Place where held: Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
Period: 8 - 13 September 2002
Participants: 245 delegates from 37 countries.
Officers of the Congress:
President: Tila M. Pérez
Secretary: Juan B. Morales-Malacara
Sections:
Bio-Ecology Diversity and Phylogeny of mites in natural tropical habitats
Aquatic Acari: ecology, morphology and behavior
Mites of soil and litter
Parasitic Acari and host plant Associations
Important mites in tropical crops
Phytophagous, parasitic and stored product mites and quarantine issues
The effects of pesticides on predacious mites
Agricultural mites: current issues and control strategies
Acarine Morphology and Ultrastructure
Acari: Evolution, Biology, Genetics and Ethology
Proceedings: Acarology XI: Proceedings of the International Congress, 2007, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, D.F., México, 726 p., ISBN 978-970-32-4451-5. Embrapa

12TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF ACAROLOGY
Place where held: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, at University of Amsterdam
and Lutherse Kerk.
Period: 21 – 26 August 2006
Participants: 386 delegates from 58 countries.
Officers of the Congress:
President: Maurice W. Sabelis
"Vice Presidents": M. Egas, A. Janssen, Iza Lesna, H. Breeuwer, J. Bruin
Sections:
Morphology and Anatomy of Acari
Ecology of Mites
Veterinary Acarology 1, 2
Physiology
Soil Acarology 1, 2
Phylogeny and Taxonomy
Agricultural Acarology 1, 2
Taxonomy and Molecular Methods
Taxonomy and Faunistic Surveys
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