10th International conference on serpentinite ecology

We cordially invite you to attend the


Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation, June 21—30, 2020



ises ienimThe Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
of the Ural Federal University
ises The International Serpentine
Ecology Society



September 2019

• Final session topics announced

Website ready (info on accommodation, transportation, proceedings publication, etc.)

• Call for abstracts (oral and poster presentations)

• Registration opens

• Post-conference field trip preliminary registration opens

March 2020

• Deadline for early registration (reduced rates) and abstract submissions (oral and posters)

• Deadline for early registration for post-conference field trip

April 2020

• Notification to authors of acceptance of abstracts (oral and posters)

• Deadline for late registration and late abstract submissions (posters only)

• Deadline for late registration for post-conference field trip - Final scientific program

May 2020

• Notification of acceptance to authors (late abstracts)

• Acceptance of participants for the post-conference field trip

June 2020

• ICSE X, June 21—26

• Post-conference field trip, June 27—30

The International Conference on Serpentine Ecology (ICSE) directed by The International Serpentine Ecology Society (ISES) has been held every three years since 1991. It is one of the major international scientific forums in the field of serpentine ecology, bringing together botanists, zoologists, microbiologists, physiologists, geneticists, geologists, soil scientists and other applied specialists studying the ecology of ultramafic rocks and soil. Previous conferences took place in the USA, New Caledonia, South Africa, Cuba, Italy, Portugal, Malaysia, and Albania. The conference will be held in Russia for the first time.

The ICSE is a worldwide multidisciplinary group of scientists interested in different aspects of serpentine biota, including diversity, ecology, evolution, physiology, and applied research in green technologies and conservation. The main goal of the ICSE is to create a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences, and to promote scientific dialogue, among scientists from numerous fields that share interests in the study of serpentine habitats worldwide. The previous ICSE conference was held in Tirana and Pogradec (Albania) 5-9 June 2017. The conference was attended by more than 100 delegates from 29 countries.


Ekaterinburg (also, Yekaterinburg) is the fourth largest city in Russia, located on the eastern slope of the Ural Mountains, on the Asian side of the boundary between Asia and Europe. Ekaterinburg is called the "third capital of Russia" as it is ranked third in size in terms of economy, culture, transportation, and tourism. It is located about 1,420 kilometres (880 miles) to the east of Moscow. Ural Federal University (UrFU) is the oldest university in the Ural region. It was established in Yekaterinburg in 1920 by the Soviet government.


Alan J. M. Baker University of Queensland, Australia
Robert Boyd Auburn University, Alabama, USA
Guillaume Echevarria University of Lorraine, France
Antony van der Ent University of Queensland, Australia
Takafumi Mizuno Mie University, Japan
Jean Louis Morel University of Lorraine, France
Alexander Paukov Ural Federal University, Russia
Nishanta Rajakaruna California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Roger D. Reeves Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Anzhelika Teptina Ural Federal University, Russia
Stefan Siebert North-West University, South Africa



Alexander Germanenko Ural Federal University, Russia
Alexander Paukov Ural Federal University, Russia
Anzhelika Teptina Ural Federal University, Russia
Irina Kiseleva Ural Federal University, Russia
Victor Mukhin Ural Federal University, Russia
Svetlana Zimnitskaya Ural Federal University, Russia
Nishanta Rajakaruna   California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Victor Valdayskikh Ural Federal University, Russia
Maria Maleva   Ural Federal University, Russia
Nadezhda Chukina Ural Federal University, Russia
Anna Betekhtina Ural Federal University, Russia
Alexander Ermoshin Ural Federal University, Russia
Gennady Kallistov Ural Federal University, Russia
Evgenii Pushkarev The Zavaritsky Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Pavel Kodratkov Ural Federal University, Russia
Andrei Shakhmatov Ural Federal University, Russia
Olga Sinenko Ural Federal University, Russia
Tripti Ural Federal University, Russia
Adarsh Kumar Ural Federal University, Russia
Anastasia Tugbaeva Ural Federal University, Russia
Olga Voropaeva Ural Federal University, Russia
Julia Mikheeva Ural Federal University, Russia



June 21         Registration; Welcome reception

June 22—23 Registration; Scientific sessions

June 24         Mid-conference field trip to serpentine areas

June 25         Scientific sessions; banquet dinner

June 26         Workshop (the topic will be announced)

June 27—30  Post-conference field trip.


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