News in this section are contributed by NIA members and organized by date. They will be removed from this page when they are outdated. Please send news relevant to Neotropical Ichthyologists to be included here to Roberto E. Reis. Important news from NIA-NET will also be included here with the sender's permission.
October 2002 -- The Neotropical Ichthyological Association and the American Society of
Ichthyologists will host the WILLIAM A. GOSLINE SYMPOSIUM ON NEOTROPICAL
ICHTHYOLOGY during the upcoming 2003 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and
Herpetologists, to be held in Manaus, Brazil, June 26 - July 01, 2003.
PROVISIONAL LIST OF SYMPOSIUM TOPICS
July 2002 -- The NIA Member's Directory is now in the same server as our homepage. It is, however, outdated and in need of correction. Please send email to Roberto E. Reis at firstname.lastname@example.org with your corrections.
November 2000 -- Position for Systematic Ichthyologist: The American Museum of Natural History seeks applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant
or Associate Curator of Ichthyology with a research focus on fish systematics (marine and/or freshwater). Candidates must
have a demonstrated ability to conduct original, collections-based systematic research on recent fishes; an ambitious field
program, collection management experience, and a record of successful grantsmanship are strongly preferred. The successful
applicant will be expected to maintain a strong research publication output, accept joint responsibility for curation and
management of the recent fish collections, contribute to growth of the collections, and participate in AMNH graduate student
and postdoctoral training programs. Further responsibilities may include participation in public programs, teaching,
exhibitions, administration, participation in biodiversity and conservation initiatives, and other activities that promote and
enhance science. Appointment will be made no earlier than 1 July 2001 with rank and salary commensurate with experience;
a Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Candidates should send the following application materials: curriculum vitae
(including e-mail contact address); statement of research interests, goals, and reasons for seeking employment at the AMNH;
and copies of all relevant publications. Candidates should request letters of recommendation from at least three qualified
reviewers. All materials should be sent to: Dr. Nancy Simmons, Chair, Division of Vertebrate Zoology, American Museum
of Natural History, New York, NY 10024 U.S.A. E-mail: email@example.com. Evaluations will begin 15 January 2001 and
will continue until the position is filled. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action. Women and minority candidates are strongly
urged to apply.
November 2000 -- Position for Curatorial Assistant: Our assistant who has been at MCZ for 3 years is leaving the fish
department in December so we are looking to fill her position the
first week in January. The job is for a Curatorial Assistant II and
involves almost all aspects of fish curation. You can log onto the
job description at the following URL http://jobs.harvard.edu/jobs/summ_req?in_post_id=8988
March 2000 -- A policy for publishing information affecting Zoological Nomenclature in Ichthyology, and for acquisition of donations to ichthyological collections -- Following a number of widely published arrests of aquarists collecting without proper documentation in Brazil, and another round of very poor descriptions of would-be new species in aquarium literature, a number of scientists and editors have worked on a policy, or rather a set of recommendations, which attempts to express a best code of good conduct and also a guideline for action. Numerous scientists, representing major museums and universities in Europe, North America, and South America already support the policy with their names, and the drafting committee will now post the policy text as a web document. Various publishers have also expressed interest in publishing the policy text. We now invite you to examine the policy document which can be viewed/downloaded from http://www.nrm.se/ve/pisces/poly2000.pdf You need the Adobe Acrobat reader software to view the document. [From Sven O Kullander]
March 2000 -- NIA Award -- please look at Meeting 2000 for information on the NIA Student Award for the 2000 meetings in La Paz, Baja California, Mexico
February 2000 -- Collecting Fishes in Brazil -- please look at addresses below for information on how to proceed to collect fishes in Brazil:
March 1999 -- The SBI (Brasilian Society of Ichthyology) has a new Board of Officers since last February: President: Roberto E. Reis, Secretary: Carlos A. S. Lucena and Treasurer: Olga M. Mimura. New Society address is Laboratório de Ictiologia, Museu de Ciências e Tecnologia - PUCRS; Caixa Postal 1429; 90619-900 Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil. Phone +55-(0)51-320-3500 ext. 4413, FAX +55-(0)51-339-1564, email firstname.lastname@example.org
January 1999 -- People interested in the software Specify (collection management): Please look at http://usobi.org/specify
December 1998 -- It's Printed !!. The book Phylogeny and Classification of Neotropical Fishes have been printed in Dec. 1998! Please take a look at http://www.pucrs.br/museu/ictio for details and ordering info.
1998 -- From Paulo Petry -- University products will be producing a batch of 3X5 and 2X3 resistall continuous