Maxilliped Lecture

The Maxilliped Lecture has been a traditional event at each ICOC since 1987. It is given by the outgoing President of the WAC, during the ICOC.

The first Maxilliped Lecture was given by the Founding President Bob Kabata (who was also responsible for suggesting the name for the presidential address) during the London ICOC (Kabata, 1988), and this marked the start of a tradition when the second President, Jan Stock, during the Karuizawa meeting was also asked to present the lecture (Stock, 1991). In the introduction to his Maxilliped Lecture, Stock defined the rules as he understood them. The lecture should be ex cathedra (with the full authority of office), meaning, as he ironically put it, “that someone old enough not to allow any discussion after his presentation, presents just a couple of philosophical thoughts”. The lecture should “review a broad field on some aspect of copepodology, rather than novel discoveries” and it should “follow the trend that it is helpful to be the President of the WAC”. It has also become a tradition to keep the topic secret right until the beginning of the lecture. Below are the “Maxilliped Lectures” that been delivered so far, eight of which were published in peer-reviewed journals.

Previous Maxilliped Lecturers

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Zbigniew (Bob) Kabata
Jan H. Stock
Arthur G. Humes
Gustav-Adolf Paffenhöfer
Ju-shey Ho
Geoffrey A. Boxshall
Horst Kurt Schminke
Shin-ichi Uye
Janet M. Bradford-Grieve
Rony Huys
Eduardo Suárez-Morales
Diana M.P. Galassi

Published Maxilliped Lecturers

•    Kabata, Z. (1988). Copepods and copepodologists, or what’s in a name? In: Boxshall, G.A. & H.K. Schminke (eds.), Biology of Copepods. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Copepoda. Hydrobiologia 167/168 (= Developments in Hydrobiology 47): 1–8.

•    Stock, J.H. (1991). Some reflections on the antiquity of the copepod lineages. In: Uye, S.-i., S. Nishida & J.-s. Ho (eds.), Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Copepoda. Bulletin of Plankton Society of Japan Special Volume: 1–7.

•    Humes, A.G. (1994). How many copepods? In: Ferrari, F.D. & B.P. Bradley (eds.), Ecology and Morphology of Copepods. Hydrobiologia 292/293 (= Developments in Hydrobiology 102): 1–7.

•    Paffenhöfer, G.-A. (1998). On the relation of structure, perception and activity in marine planktonic copepods. In: Dahms, H.-U., T. Glatzel, H.J. Hirche, S. Schiel & H.K. Schminke, (eds.), Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Copepoda, Journal of marine Systems, Special Volume 15: 457–473.

•    Ho, J.-s. (2001). Why do symbiotic copepods matter? In: Lopes, R.M., J.W. Reid & C.E.F. Rocha (eds.), Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Copepoda, held in Curitiba, Brazil, 25–31 July 1999. Hydrobiologia 453/454 (= Developments in Hydrobiology 156): 1–7.

•    Schminke, H.K. (2007). Entomology for the copepodologist. In: Souissi, S., M.N. Daly Yahia & J.-S. Hwang (eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Copepoda, Hammamet, Tunisia, 11–15 July 2005. Journal of Plankton Research 29(Suppl. 1): 149–162.

•    Uye, S.-i. (2011). Human forcing of the copepod-fish-jellyfish triangular trophic relationship. In: L.-o. Sanoamuang & J.-S. Hwang (eds.), Copepoda: Biology and Ecology. Hydrobiologia 666: 71–83.

•    Suárez-Morales, E. (2018). Monstrilloid copepods: the best of three worlds. In: Tang, D. & L. Blanco-Bercial (eds.), Proceedings from the 13th International Conference on Copepoda. Bulletin Southern California Academy of Sciences 117: 92–103.