SICB Annual Meeting 2016
January 3-7, 2016
Oregon Convention Center - Portland, OR

Special Session: Annelids: In Memory of Kristian Fauchald

Dr. Kristian Fauchald, Research Zoologist (Emeritus) in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology in the National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution), died suddenly in April 2015. A loyal and active member of the Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology (SICB) for several decades, Kristian will be remembered for his passion for science, his diverse and prolific research on polychaete annelids, and his mentorship of numerous biologists from across the globe. Over the course of his career, he contributed immensely to our understanding of an ancient, diverse and ecologically important group of invertebrates, and he had an enormous impact on the intellectual and professional development of others. To celebrate Kristian’s legacy as a systematist, taxonomist, teacher, and mentor, we are hosting a special session of contributed papers and posters in his memory at the 2016 SICB meeting. We expect a varied program, with annelids as the unifying theme. Time for discussion and reflection will be built into the schedule. 

If you would like to contribute to this session, please select this special session from the drop down menu and submit an abstract for your oral or poster presentation.

Proceedings from this session will be published in the quarterly journal Invertebrate Biology; any manuscripts submitted for review by February 15, 2016 and accepted within six months will appear in the same issue of the journal. Details regarding manuscript submission will be distributed to authors of abstracts submitted for the session.

Sponsors: DIZ, DPCB, American Microscopical Society


  • Damhnait McHugh, Department of Biology, Colgate University, NY, USA
  • Bruno Pernet, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA