Program of the FORUM HERBULOT 2001

8.3.2001

14.00: Opening address
Prof. Dr. G. Haszprunar, director of the ZSM

14.10: Introduction
Dr. A. Hausmann, ZSM
Research on zoological systematics at the ZSM and its focus on Geometridae: towards a worldwide network of Geometrid researchers

14.40: Lecture of the guest of honour Claude Herbulot
Claude Herbulot, Paris, France
The genus Eupithecia in the neotropical region (Le genre Eupithecia dans la région néotropicale)

15.10-15.30 coffee break

15.30-17.30: Seminar session

15.30: Dr. Linda Pitkin, The Natural History Museum, London, U.K.
Suprageneric classification of the Ennominae: the neotropical component

15.45: Dr. Martin Krüger, Transvaal Museum Pretoria, South Africa
Palaeogenic elements and recent arrivals - towards a tribal classification of southern African geometrids

16.20: Prof. Dr. Charles V. Covell, University of Louisville, U.S.A.
Some notes on the systematics of Nearctic and Neotropical Sterrhinae (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)

16.40: Prof. Dr. Janusz Wojtusiak, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
Neotropical moths of the genus Erateina (Geometridae, Larentiinae). Evaluation of morphological and genital characters for the purpose of systematic revision of the genus

16.10: Dr. Vladimir Mironov, Acad. Sci. Russ., St. Petersburg, Russia
The problems of study of the Geometrid Moths of the tribe Eupitheciini

17.20: Dr. Dieter Stüning, Zool. Forschungsinst. und Mus. A. Koenig, Bonn, Germany
Estimations about the systematic position of Pseudobiston pinratanai Inoue, 1994

17.30-17.50 short break

17.50-19.50: News and informations

RESEARCH PROJECTS

- Michael Miller, ZSM, München, Germany
Project DNA-TAX and perspectives for extension of project

- Dr. A. Hausmann, ZSM, München, Germany
Project GME and perspectives for extension of research

- Gunnar Brehm, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Diversity of Geometrid moths along an altitudinal gradient in a Mountain Rainforest in South Ecuador

- Prof. Dr. Janusz Wojtusiak, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
Neotropical moths of the genus Erateina (Geometridae), Larentiinae as a model group to study vertical distribution of Lepidoptera in the Andean cloud forest

- other work in progress

- discussion of new projects

NETWORK AND DATABASING

Databasing (exchange of digitized data, common efforts to create type catalogues and databases)

Molecular cooperations and networks

EXPEDITIONS

- Prof. Dr. Charles V. Covell, University of Louisville, U.S.A.
Documentation of expedition sites and moths in South America.

DATE AND VENUE OF THE NEXT FORUM HERBULOT

- agenda, participants

- Report on FH 2001

- Herbulot newsletter

- Common web-site

Dinner at a nearby restaurant

9.3.2001

9.00-12.00: Visit to the collections

Informal discussions with the material

12.00: Bavarian lunch at the premises of the ZSM

Closing