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News : The program is now available

We invite you to visit the program page to find the complete program of the Symposium.
You can also download it : Program_ISEE12.pdf


To download the symposium logo, rigth click on it and save image as


News : Online format is now open
allowing hybrid formula (online +  face-to-face) !!

In order to balance some CoVid situations and Visa rejection problems (we are sorry by these issues), an hybrid formula is now offered (online + face-to-face). You will find all the informations about Online on the "registration" items. This online format will be open until 5 july.

We hope that this will give all our colleagues the chance to join us for our Symposium.


Dear participant,
Our  International Symposium Earthworm Ecology is getting closer (10-15 July 2022, Rennes, France)
and we are looking forward to seeing you, you will find below some information about venue and access, registration and welcome ceremony, conferences and poster exhibition, gala dinner...


Venue and Access

The symposium will begin on Sunday July 10 at Institute Agro Rennes-Angers with the registration (5:00 p.m.), followed by the welcome ceremony (6:30-22:00 p.m.). 
The conferences will take place on the Beaulieu Campus of University of Rennes. 
They will start on Monday, July 11 (9:00 a.m) and end on Friday, July 15 (4:00 p.m). Gala diner will take place at Couvent des Jacobins, in the Center of Rennes, on Wednesday July 13. Excursion will take place on Thursday July 14.  
Details, about welcome ceremony, conferences, gala diner and excursions are provided below, as well as details about accommodation for those who have booked a room at University residence.
You can download the maps, routes and important addresses below.
For more information on bus schedules, routes and fares, click here
Download the complete metro and bus map, click here
Remember, congress registration fees include a transport pass to travel in Rennes during the Symposium (that will be given to you during registration on Sunday or Monday).


ISEE12-global map and main locations.jpg


Registration and welcome ceremony

Sunday July 10
Institut Agro Rennes-Angers. Building 11.
65 rue de Saint-Brieuc, Rennes
How to access: from “République” station  Bus n°C4 (towards “Grand Quartier”; get off “Marboeuf” stop; 4 minutes walk to 65 rue Saint Brieuc)

Registration: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. In parallel for those who are interested, a visit of the library will be made (small groups)
Welcome speeches: 6:30-7:30 p.m.  

After introductive speeches by Alessia Lefebure (Head of Institut Agro Rennes-Angers), Thierry Caquet (Scientific director of INRAe) and  Eric Hitti (Vice-president of University of Rennes), wWe will have the chance to start this ISEE 12 with talks from Marcel Bouché, from Patrick Lavelle and Daniel Cluzeau
Cocktail: 7:30-10:00 p.m.


Conferences and poster exhibition

Monday 11, Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 and Friday 15 July
University Rennes 1. Beaulieu Campus
Building 2A
263 av. Général Leclerc, Rennes
How to access: from “République” station 
- Bus n°C4 (towards “ZA Saint-Sulpice”; get off “Tournebride” stop), 2 minutes walk to University of Rennes
- Bus n°C6 (towards “Rigoudière”; get off “Tournebride” stop), 2 minutes walk to University of Rennes

Monday, July 11
Registration: 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Conferences: 9:00-12:30 a.m. Session 1: Earthworms, from soil functions to climate change
Lunch/ Poster exhibition: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Conferences and round table: 2:30-6:30 p.m.
Relaxing time and Poster: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 12
Conferences: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Session 2: Community ecology and ecological networks - Earthworm together and with the others
Lunch/ Poster exhibition: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m
Conferences: 2:30-6:30 p.m. Session 3: Earthworms facing environmental pollutants: effects, responses and retroactions
Relaxing time and Poster: 6:30-7:30

Wednesday, July 13.  
Conferences: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Session 4: Agroecology, Sustainable ecosystem and earthworm engineering
Lunch/ Poster exhibition: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Conferences and round table: 2:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday, July 15
Conferences: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Session 5: Earthworm biodiversity and evolution: patterns and mechanisms
Lunch: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Conferences and round table: 1:30-3:00 p.m.
General conclusion: 3:00-4:00 p.m.


Gala Dinner

Wednesday July 13
Couvent des Jacobins
6 rue Echange, Rennes
The gala diner will start at 8:00 p.m.
How to access: Metro (towards “Kennedy”; get off “Saint Anne” stop), 1 minute walk to Couvent des Jacobins 



Some of you have booked a room at the University Residence.
Beaulieu University residence from CROUS
Residence D

9 rue Louis Arretche, Rennes
Check-in can be done from 10:00 in the morning. If some of you arrive after 8:00 p.m., check-in is still possible but please let us know.
How to access: From “République” station 
- Bus n°C1 (Towards “Champs blancs” Cesson-Sévigné; get off “Donzelot” stop), 5 minutes walk to Beaulieu University residence (Residence D)
- Bus n°C4 (Towards “ZA Saint-Sulpice”; get off “Beaulieu Restau U” stop), 5 minutes walk to Beaulieu University residence (Residence D)
- Bus n°50 (Towards “Thorigné-Fouillard”; get off “Donzelot” stop), 5 minutes walk to Beaulieu University residence (Residence D)



Tuesday July 14. 2 destinations are proposed: 

  • Bay of Mont Saint Michel
  • Megalithic site of Carnac and the Morbihan gulf

Time and place of departure soon available


COVID-19 Measures

Please ‘stay tuned’ for the last health measure updates in France by reading the following key information from the French government.


Oral and Poster instruction


Oral presentation should be 12 minutes followed by 5 minutes of questions.
Key note presentation should be 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of questions. We advice you to provide PPT and PDF formats.


The posters will be exhibited throughout the duration of the symposium, but slots will be identified for the different sessions.
Posters should be prepared as single poster. It must be printed and displayed portrait. Size must be A0 (width: 841 mm, height: 1189 mm).
In order to increase the visibility of your work, we propose to make your work accessible to the people who will participate in the symposium (in person or online). Thus, we propose to put your poster on the website and to include it in the
We also suggest that you send us a PICO (ideally 3min poster video) that we will also put on the website.
Instructions: if you are interested, please send us the poster in PDF format no later than Monday, July 4 (ideally accompanied by the film in mp4 format).
Label your poster and your video as follows:
ISEE12-Number of your session-your Name (ex: ISEE12-S1-Dupont)


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  • Date
    July 10-15, 2022

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  • Place
    Rennes, France
  • Registration
    From 1 December 2021 to 14 July 2022
  • Submission
    From 1 December 2021 to 18 February 2022
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National Scientific Organizing Committee

Guénola Pérès
(L'Institut Agro Rennes-Angers)
Kevin Hoeffner
(University of Rennes 1)
Françoise Binet
(CNRS - French National Centre for Scientific Research)
Eric Blanchart
(IRD - French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development)
Manuel Blouin
(L'Institut Agro Dijon) 
Daniel Cluzeau
(University of Rennes 1)
Thibaud Decaëns
(University of Montpellier - CNRS - CEFE French Research Centre in Ecology and Evolutionary Ecology)
Mickael Hedde
(INRAE - National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment)
Cécile Monard
(CNRS - French National Centre for Scientific Research)
Céline Pelosi
(INRAE - National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment)
Paul Robin
(INRAE - National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment)