Invitation to ECOO2018

Dear odonatologists, collegues, friends,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the European Congress on Odonatology 2018.

The Congress will be held in Brno (the second largest city in the Czech Republic). It is organized by the Moravian Forestry Institute, Mendel University in Brno, with the cooperation of the University of Ostrava, Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic. 

The congress will explore opportunities and challenges for Odonatologists to meet each other and to communicate new knowledge in such a beautiful and interesting science as Odonatology is.

Our congress will link Odonatology with society and help science deeply recognize and contribute to supporting joint dialogue and collaborative networks involving academics and people who are interested in dragonflies.

Organization committee,

Otakar & Kateřina



ECOO 2018

The ECOO 2018 will be held in the Czech Republic 9-12 July 2018
Libellules sur nénupharsWe have started to prepare the organization of the congress.

Short basic information:
– Place of Congress: Brno (the second largest city in the Czech Republic).
– Organisation: Mendel University in Brno, with cooperation University of Ostrava, Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic.
– Transport to CZ: best by plane to Vienna (and by bus to Brno) or to Prague (and by bus to Brno), Brno lies on the main highway D1 from Prague to Bratislava or Wien.

Mid Congress Field Trip(s)
To pannonian lowland (50 km southernwards from Brno) for observing mediterannean species – stable population of Coenagrion scitulum, Epitheca bimaculata, Crocothemis erythraea, Gomphus flavipes etc. Second place (60km easternwards from Brno) – northermost population of Cordulegaster heros in the uphills of Carpathian Mts., Cordulegaster bidentata, Ophiogomphus cecilia

Post Congress Field Trip 13-18 July 2018
We visit the hercynic mountains, the Hrubý Jeseník Mts. with population of Somatochlora alpestris, S.arctica, Aeshna subarctica, Aeshna juncea, Leucorrhiunia dubia etc. Lowland of Odra river with three Gomphids and the Carpatian Mts. – with population of Cordulegaster bidentata.

For more info please contact Otakar Holuša
Mendel University in Brno
Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
Dept. of Forest Protection and Wildlife Management
Zemědělská 3
CZ-613 00 Brno
Czech Republic
mob.: +420 606 960 769


Post Congress Trip Report

above-the-arctic-circle_trip-reportThree field trips were organised during and after the European Congress on Odonatology (ECOO) in Tyringe, Skåne, Sweden July 11-14 2016. The Mid Congress Field Trip was included in the symposium. The two Post Congress Field Trips were optional and started immediately after the symposium. The Mid Congress Field Trip went to the area around Blistorp in Skåne and lasted for a day. One of the Post Congress Field Trips went to the South Eastern Provinces 15-20/7.

The third trip went above the Arctic Circle and was arranged by Magnus Billqvist and Ola Elleström. That trip is the subject for this report. Download it below.

Our grant winners!

We supported grants for 10 deserving individuals to the European Congress on Odonatology in Tyringe, Sweden this year.


From the left: Florent Prunier, Sónia Ferreira, Martin Jeanmougin, Dejan Kulijer, Marco Matteo Gallesi, Rassim Khelifa, Hayat Mahdjoub, Szymon Sniegula, Diana Goertzen and Ana Tratnik


Book of Abstracts

BookofabstractsThe Book of Abstracts is here: everyone attending the congress will get a free copy. If you cannot wait or if you are not attending, you can download it as a pdf: Book of abstracts.

Send an e-mail to Magnus if you find any errors or if you like to correct something. We will then make an errata and hand it out at the congress.