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:: 9th International Congress on Aerobiology


"Expanding Aerobiology"


August 23 - 27, 2010
Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia"
Buenos Aires - Argentina

"Expanding Aerobiology"

The previous Aerobiology Congresses have identified a specific theme that summarizes the perspectives of the meeting, a forward vision for Aerobiology over the next few years, within a framework of continuing development. For example, the 7th ICA was focused on the ecological significance of Aerobiology (“Coming of age in a new millennium”), while the 8th ICA proposed to make Aerobiology an integrated science, encouraging close collaboration between aerobiologists and other scientists from related fields (“Towards a comprehensive vision”). Aerobiology, if not a new science, is currently experiencing a phase of fast development, as can be seen from the proliferation of aerobiology related researches throughout the World, as well as from many new advances in techniques and methods. Moreover, we now face the exciting challenge of introducing Aerobiology in new countries, many in Latin America, promoting both its geographical and scientific expansion.  Therefore, we propose to present a “snapshot” of these new intellectual territories in Buenos Aires in 2010.

There has been a constant progression of Aerobiology in South America for several years, and particularly in Argentina. Therefore, Buenos Aires, as a strategic geographical point in South America, would be a very good opportunity to foment participation of Latin-American scientists involved in Aerobiology and to promote IAA in this continent. 

Thirty-five years after its birth, we believe it is time for IAA to convene – for the first time – in the southern hemisphere and experience the American topics. We invite everyone to not only consider Aerobiology with a global vision but in a participative manner. We are looking forward to welcoming you all in Buenos Aires, 2010.

The City

The City of Buenos Aires is the capital of the Argentine Republic. The city is located at 25 m above sea level on the shore of the Rio Plata and extends on a plain of 202 km2. Approximately 3 millions people live in this city - 10 millions including the metropolitan area - making it one of the 10 most populated urban centers in the world. Tourists love Buenos Aires and its many different "looks": melancholic, fun, traditional, modern, passionate and delightful but above all, its pleasant manner and fraternity. Buenos Aires is connected nationally and internationally through a comprehensive, wide-ranging transport network, and is ready to provide lodging to more than five million tourists each year. The main chains of four- and five-star hotels worldwide offer their services in the city. You may also choose one-, two- and three-star hotels. In addition, apart-hotels and economical hostels for people expecting more affordable fees are available.

Buenos Aires is in the southern hemisphere, and the climate is oceanic temperate, i.e. mild all year round. In August, average minimum temperature is 9ºC (48.2ºF), maximum temperature averages 18ºC (64.4ºF); and there are normally 8 days of rain (63 mm).

Organizing Committee

  • María Gabriela Murray (Chairperson) Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, Argentina.
  • Carlos Villamil, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, Argentina.
  • Edgardo Romero, Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia", Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Manuel Baeza-Bacab, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mérida, Yucatán, México.
  • Marta Caccavari, Centro de Investigaciones Científicas y de Transferencia de Tenología a la Producción, CONICET, Diamante, Entre Ríos y Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia", Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Viviana Cambi, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, Argentina.
  • Fabiana Latorre, Universidad de Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
  • Melina Calfuán, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, Argentina.

How to contact the Local Organizing Committee

Please send any correspondence to:
9th ICA
Laboratorio de Plantas Vasculares
Departamento de Biología, Bioquímica y Farmacia
Universidad Nacional del Sur
San Juan 670, Bahía Blanca (8000)
Phone: 54-291-4595101 (2420)
Fax: 54-291-4595130