It is with great sadness and shock that our community has learned about the tragic accidental death of Richard John Payne at the end of May 2019. Richard was among a group of eight experienced mountaineers caught in an avalanche in the Indian Himalayas. Richard has a passion for mountains. Those who share this passion know how much joy it can bring but also that no matter how strong or experienced a mountaineer is accidents can and do happen. We shall miss you Richard. It was a privilege to count you as a colleague and friend. Today our heats bleed…

A British ecologist and protistologist in Russia: in memoriam Dr. Richard John Payne (1978–2019)

ISTA6 was a success!

The 6th International Symposium on Testate Amoeba happened October 2012 in Xiamen, China. The following students received the best presentation awards:

Adeline Wall
Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University, Japan

Vincent Jassey
Laboratoire Chrono-Environnement, Université de Franche-Comté, France

Zheng Yu
Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


Astracts for ISTA 6 can be downloaded here!

More information can be found at the website.

ISTAR - International Society for Testate Amoeba Research

Hello fellow testate amoeba researchers!

  • Poll results: Would You Like Istar To Become A Section Of ISOP?
Total votes 28 100%
Yes 15 (53.5%)
Perhaps 8 (28.6%)
No 4 (14.3%)
Yes+willing to become member of ISOP 1 (3.6%)

Group picture from ISTA5

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