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Historical aspects of meetings, publication series, and digital resources dedicated to echinoderms
Ziegler, A.; Mirantsev, G.V.; Jangoux, M.; Kroh, A. (2014). Historical aspects of meetings, publication series, and digital resources dedicated to echinoderms. Zoosyst. Evol. 90(1): 45-56. dx.doi.org/10.3897/zse.90.7201
In: Zoosystematics and Evolution. Pensoft Publishers: Sofia. ISSN 1860-0743, more
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    Echinodermata; history; publication; website; photographs

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  • Ziegler, A.
  • Mirantsev, G.V.
  • Jangoux, M., more
  • Kroh, A., more

Abstract
    Half a century after the first scientific meeting dedicated to marine spiny-skinned animals (Deuterostomia: Echinodermata) was held in Washington, DC, we take this opportunity to provide information on a number of historical aspects related to the echinoderm scientific community. Apart from shedding light on the historical origins of modern echinoderm conferences, the present contribution presents photographs taken during the first meeting of echinoderm researchers in 1963 as well as during the first installments of the International Echinoderm Conference and the European Conference on Echinoderms. Furthermore, we provide background information on publication series dedicated solely to the Echinodermata as well as descriptions of selected digital resources that focus on echinoderms. Finally, we present a number of echinoderm conference logos and flyers in addition to selected information about specific echinoderm meetings.

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