The Florida Association of Benthologists (FAB) was formed in 1987 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1992 to provide a forum for the exchange of information and to provide training for benthologists and scientists in related disciplines.

FAB conducts regular meetings and workshops at which reports and seminars on a variety of environmental, taxonomic, and biological studies are presented. Field excursions, which allow participants to observe and often to collect in a diverse range of freshwater and marine environments are an important component of these meetings.

The membership of FAB includes freshwater and marine biologists, taxonomists, and other scientists representing a diversity of academic, consulting, government, and commercial interests.

Next Meeting
2014 FAB FALL Taxonomic Workshop:
Oct 7-10 Polychaeta: Spionida, with Dr. James Blake in Tampa at the University of Tampa’s Marine Field Station

2014 Annual Meeting:
November 5-7 in Clearwater at the St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus

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Call for Students! FAB is looking for student presenters for the next annual meeting and is offering free registration to students who present academic research at the FAB Annual Meeting. Your work can be presented in oral or poster format and is eligible for a monetary award. Check out our Student Awards section for details!
2014 Fall Workshop
The Florida Association of Benthologists (FAB) will be holding their annual fall taxonomic workshop on October 7th-10th at the University of Tampa’s Marine Science Center in Tampa, Florida. This year’s workshop will continue our series on polychaetes focusing on the Spionidae and related families. We are pleased to have Dr. James Blake leading our workshop this year. It will be an excellent experience for both students and professionals. The workshop registration is $100.00 for FAB members; $130.00 for non-members and $50.00 for students. Registration deadline is Friday, September 26th. Please see the attached announcement and visit our registration page; seats limited to 25. Please feel free to pass this on to anyone who might be interested. Thank you and I hope to see you there!

Hotel Accomodation/Information:
A block of rooms have been reserved at the La Quinta Inn – Tampa South 4620 W. Gandy Blvd. Room rates are $89.00/night + tax (they will accept tax exempt certificate) and is based on single-occupancy). The phone number for reservations is: (813) 835-6262 – mention that you are with the Florida Association of Benthologists: Group Name is FAB Group. Please make reservations by September 21st to get the group rate.

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Workshop Agenda:

Click here for the FAB 2014 Fall Workshop Agenda

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