Symposium NEWS
9 October 2017
3rd CESAMIR Website has been launched:

13 July 2016

The organizers would like to thank all the attendees for their participation and for contributions, which have led to a great and very successful meeting in Pécs. See you at the 3rd CESAMIR in 2018, £ódŸ, Poland!


Book if abstracts and programme can be downloaded HERE!.


16 June 2016

Detailed scientific program has been upgraded (session chairs have been added).


3 June 2016

Final timetable and detailed scientific program is available in the programme section.


2 June 2016

Online registration has been closed.

135 registered participants will take part in the Symposium presenting 103 talks and posters.

Scientific program and more information will come soon...


2 May 2016

Plenary talks - LEESE abstract has been added to the programme

Registration is still open, but abstract submission has been closed.

Only minor changes (resubmission) can be accepted via the online system.


19 April 2016

Plenary talks - GRABOWSKI abstract has been added to the programme

Numbers: 126 participants and 102 presentations from 18 countries.

Registration and abstract submission is still open, but no more than 4 empty timeslots for talks left.

Submit your abstract today! After some days you may not have the chance to present your results!


23 March 2016

Up to now, we have 121 participants, 95 presentations from 18 countries.

Kratina abstracts is available in the programme page.

But the registration and abstract submission is still open. No more than 10 empty timeslots for oral presentations left.

Abstracts can be further submitted via the online submission system, acceptance is based on `first come, first served`.

Poster are also accepted as long as space is available.


17 February 2016

Plenary talks - Dates and an abstract have been added to the programme.


Call for Workshop proposals

The organisers cordially invite you to submit a workshop proposal. Workshops are distinguished meeting points for discussing ongoing work and the latest ideas related to a topic of general interest, or those gathering a sub-community. Each proposal will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and four workshops will be selected to be held on Monday and Tuesday evening (4 and 5 July) within a 2.5 hours timeframe, as parts of the scientific programme of the symposium.

Workshop proposals must be submitted via e-mail ( including a title and a short description (max. 1000 characters) until 31 March. All workshops will be moderated and initiative talks will be presented by the proposers.


Some small updates has been added to general information.


2 February 2016

We are pleased to inform you that the number of submitted abstracts is beyond our expectations, despite the early deadline. The authors will be notified about acceptance via e-mail soon.

We have abstracts and registered participants from 15 countries so far: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and United Kingdom.

Due to numerous requests we are delighted to announce that the abstract submission deadline has been extended until 21 March, 2016. Please note that the abstracts submitted in the extended period might not be judged before the Early Bird Registration deadline.



14 December 2015

Plenary speakers announced!

We are pleased to announce our plenary speakers and talks for the 2nd CESAMIR!

David BILTON (Plymouth University, UK)

Comparative ecophysiology, rarity and vulnerability

 to global change in aquatic insects

Michal GRABOWSKI (University of Lodz, Poland)

European freshwater biota -

from rise of the continent to human impact

Pavel KRATINA (Queen Mary University of London, UK)

Indirect impacts of climate warming

in pelagic and benthic food webs


Florian LEESE (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)

From genes to ecosystems: Assessing stressor effects

on freshwater macroinvertebrates with genomic approaches


Dates and abstracts will be added soon to the Programme page.

4 November 2015

Online abstract submission and registration is open!

See the Abstract/Registration option in the menu above.


10 October 2015

Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to the 2nd Central European Symposium for Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Research (CESAMIR), which will be held in Pécs, Hungary, on 3-8 July 2016. The symposium is organized jointly by the Department of Hydrobiology (University of Pécs) and the CARPATHES Nature Foundation.

CESAMIR aims to integrate recent achievements of all branches of aquatic macroinvertebrate science, from basic to applied research, including but not limited to taxonomy, biodiversity and faunistics, community and functional ecology, population biology, human impact, water pollution and ecotoxicology, water quality monitoring and metrics, from microhabitat modification to global changes, with a focus on the latest developments and trends, as well as future outlook.

Although, the symposium mainly focuses on Central European research and problems, participants are welcome from all over Europe. The organizing committee is gearing up for an exciting and informative conference program including plenary lectures, oral and poster presentations and various social events for 150+ participants.

We invite you to join us at the 2nd CESAMIR, where you will be sure to have a meaningful experience and fruitful conversations with scholars and aquatic macroinvertebrate experts from all around Central Europe. All members of the CESAMIR organizing committee look forward to meeting you in Pécs, Hungary.


On behalf of the organizing committee


Zoltán Csabai, Ph.D.

Arnold Móra, Ph.D.

Chair of the scientific committee

Head of department, associate professor

Department of Hydrobiology, University of Pécs


Chair of the local organizing committee

Assistant professor

Department of Hydrobiology, University of Pécs