Decapod crustaceans are an important component in modern ecosystems with an important fossil record. Following the last well attended meeting in Slovenia “7th Symposium on Mesozoic and Cenozoic Decapod Crustaceans” we would like to present the 8th Symposium on Fossil Decapod Crustaceans. Our idea is to organize a face-to-face meeting that will include a two-day symposium and a three-day field excursion. Based on the current situation of the global Covid pandemic and the evolution of vaccination campaigns we strongly consider that the meeting could be developed without major problems and restrictions by June 2022.
The meeting will cover all aspects of fossil decapod crustaceans including information from modern representatives. We would like to attract researchers from all over the world interested in fossil decapods and related forms. We are planning to organize the field excursion in the Pyrenees and Iberian Cordillera, expending one day in the lower Eocene of Huesca, one day in Lower Cretaceous around Teruel and a third day visiting the famous locality of Koskobilo quarry (Navarra). We are looking forward to seeing you in Zaragoza!