International Workshop on Pacific Dinoflagellate Cysts ><

International Workshop on Pacific Dinoflagellate Cysts. May 7-10, 2009.

Organizer and Host: Dr. Vera Pospelova, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Victoria, Canada.

Workshop Focus: The aim of the workshop is to review our knowledge of morphology, taxonomy, distribution, and ecology of late Quaternary dinoflagellate cysts, with the emphasis on cysts from recent marine sediments and climate reconstructions.

Workshop Schedule: PDF

List of participants:

Alanna Krepakevich
Anne de Vernal
Audrey Limoges
Barrie Dale
Angelica Rodriguez Prado
Kara Bogus
Karin Zonneveld
Kazumi Matsuoka
Kenneth Mertens
L. M. Soledad Candel
Martin Head
Michael Schreck
Marty Young
Nicolas Van Nieuwenhove
Peta Mudie
Stefanie Dekeyzer
Stijn De Schepper
Svetlana Esenkulova
Taoufik Radi
Thomas Verleye
Vera Pospelova

We look forward to seeing you at the Workshop!

Getting to Victoria: There are a variety of ways to reach Victoria, the Victoria International Airport offers regular flights, while the ferry service runs between Vancouver and Victoria as well as between Seattle and Victoria and Anacortes and Victoria. Travel options may be viewed at along with some useful maps to reach Victoria and the University of Victoria.

The most convenient way to travel from Vancouver airport to Victoria downtown would be by Pacific Coach (bus shuttle).

A taxi ride from Victoria airport (short distance from our Ferry terminal) is ~55$.
You can find BC ferry information on:

Housing is available on campus through . Should you wish to book a room at the university the rates are approximately as follows (in Canadian dollars):

single rooms: $45/night
twin rooms: $55/night
cluster housing: $150/night (like a four-bedroom townhouse)

To reserve a room please complete and submit the registration form at:

Off-campus accommodations may also be arranged using either or through various hotels in Victoria and the Greater Victoria area

The workshop will be held in the Wright Centre (OEASB) on the southeast side of campus. There is parking directly across the street near the Glover Greenhouse Facility. The parking lot is labelled as 1 on the following map:

Upon your arrival, all participants attending the workshop must pay a registration fee of 50$.