Preface. Photograph and List of Participants. Maxilliped Lecture. Why do symbiotic copepods matter?; J.S. Ho. Biology and ecology of Antarctic and Subantarctic copepods. Specific aspects of the study of the life cycles of Antarctic copepods; S.B. Schnack-Schiel. Feeding patterns of dominant Antarctic copepods: an interplay of diapause, selectivity, and availability of food; A.F. Pasternak, S.B. Schnack-Schiel. The deep-sea copepod fauna of the Southern Ocean: patterns and processes; P. Ward, R. Shreeve. Production and fate of faecal pellets during summer in an east Antarctic fjord; K.L. Beaumont, et al. Effects of the ice edge-bloom and season on the metabolism of copepods in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica; H.G. Kawall, et al. The effect of the receding ice edge on the condition of copepods in the northwestern Weddell Sea: Results from biochemical assays; S.P. Geiger, et al. Ecology, distribution and biology of marine copepods. Patterns in stage durations and development among marine and freshwater calanoid and cyclopoid copepods: a review of rules, physiological constaints, and evolutionary significance; W.T. Peterson. Feeding, egg production, and egg hatching success of the copepods Acartia tonsa and Temora longicornis on diets of the toxic diatom Pseudo-nitzschia multiseries and the non-toxic diatom Pseudo-nitzschia pungens; J.A. Lincoln, et al. Summer egg production rates of paracalanid copepods in subtropical waters adjacent to Australia's North West cape; A.D. McKinnon, S. Duggan. Size paradigms in copepod communities: a re-examination; R.R. Hopcroft, et al. The influence of coastal upwelling on the distribution of Calanus chilensis in the Mejillones Peninsula (northern Chile): implications for its population dynamics; R. Escribano, et al. Succession of pelagic copepod species during 1996-1998 in northern Chile: the influence of the 1997-98 El Nino; P. Hidalgo, R. Escribano. Spatial distribution of copepod genera along the Atlantic Meridional Transect; R. Woodd Walker. Biogeography of the family Acartiidae (Calanoida) in the Ponto-Mediterranean Province; G. Belmonte, D. Potenza. Temporal Variability and production of Euterpina acutifrons (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) in the Cananeia Lagoon estuarine system, Sao Paulo, Brazil; K. Ara. Harpacticoid copepod communities of floating seaweed: controlling factors and implications for dispersal; E. Olafsson, et al. Copepods in challenging environments. A human challenge: discovering and understanding continental copepod habitats; J.W. Reid. Groundwater copepods: diversity patterns over ecological and evolutionary scales; D.M.P. Galassi. Harpacticoid copepods are successful in the soft-bottom deep sea; D. Thistle. Ecology of freshwater copepods. Effect of the cyclopoid copepod Mesocyclops thermocyclopoides on the interactions between the predatory rotifer Asplanchna intermedia and its prey Brachionus calyciflorus and B. angularis; R. Kumar, T.R. Rao. Two calanoids, two lakes, and a decade or two. An updated record and evaluation of occurrence and periodicity of Tropodiaptomus spectabilis and Metadiaptomus meridianus (Copepoda: Calanoida), and alternative stable states in two cascading impoundments; R.C. Hart. Life cycles of the two freshwater copepods Cyclops strenuus Fischer and Cyclops insignis Claus (Cyclopoida, Copepoda) in an amphibious floodplain habitat; D. Frisch. Diapause in copepods (Crustacea) from ephemeral habitats with different hydroperiods in Everglades National park (Florida, USA); M.C. Bruno, et al. Distribution and ecology of copepods in mountainous regions of the Eastern Alps; C.D. Jersabek, et al. Copepod communities in karstic mediterranean lakes along east Adriatic coast; I. Bukvic-Ternjej, et al. Cyclopoid diversity in the basin of Lake Hula (Israel), after its partial reflooding; F.D. Por, Ch. Dimentman. Biogeography of copepods in lakes and ponds of subarctic Quebec, Canada; K.M. Swadling, et al. The distribution of calanoid copepods in the plankton of Wisconsin Lakes; B. Torke. Planktonic copepoda of the upper Parana River floodplain lakes (Sao Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul States, Brazil); S. Sendacz. The temporal distribution pattern of copepods in Corumba Reservoir, state of Goias, Brazil; C.C. Bonecker, et al. The longitudinal distribution of copepods in Corumba Reservoir, State of Goias, Brazil; L.F.M. Velho, et al. Effects of food quality on the growth and biochemical composition of calanoid copepod, Argyrodiaptomus furcatus, and its importance as a natural food source for two tropical fish larvae; L.H. Sipauba-Tavares, et al. The influence of water and sediment factors on the occurrence of Potamocaris Dussart, 1979 (Harpacticoida) in the upper Parana (Brazil); A.M. Takeda, et al. Symbiotic copepods. Annual Changes in the population size of the salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Copepoda: Caligidae) on high-seas pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.), and relationship to host abundance; K. Nagasawa. Two ascidicolous copepods, Haplostomides otagoensis n. sp. and Botryllophilus cf. banyulensis Brement, living in compound ascidians from Otago Harbor, New Zealand; S. Ooishi. Acontiophorus ushuaiensis: a new species of Asterocheridae (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida) from Ushuaia (Argentina); R. Johnsson. Two new artotrogids (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida) from Madeira Island (Portugal); R. Johnsson. Systematics and biology. Sexual dimorphism in calanoid copepods: morphology and function; S. Ohtsuka, R. Huys. Taxonomy of Oncaeidae (Copepoda, Poecilostomatoida) from the Red Sea. III. Morphology and phylogenetic position of Oncaea subtilis Giesbrecht, 1892; R. Bottger-Schnack, R. Huys. Longipedia corteziensis sp. nov. (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Longipediidae) from a coastal lagoon in northwestern Mexico, with the definition of the helgolandica species-group of the genus Longipedia Claus, 1863; S. Gomez. The naupliar stages of Cyclopina yutimaete Lotufo; T.K.S. Bjornberg. Post-embryonic development of Psammopsyllus maricae Cottarelli, Saporito & Puccetti, 1983 (Copepoda, Harpacticoida); R. Berera, V. Cottarelli. Male of Moraria radovnae Brancelj, 1988 (Copepoda: Crustacea), and notes on endemic and rare copepod species from Slovenia and neighbouring countries; A. Brancelj. How many species of Diacyclops? New taxonomic characters and species richness in a freshwater cyclopid genus (Copepoda, Cyclopoida); F. Stoch. A new Diacyclops (Copepoda, Cyclopoida, Cyclopidae) from northwestern Argentina; C.L. de Mitrovich, Menu-Marque. A new species of Notodiaptomus Kiefer, 1936 from Amazon and Orinoco River basins; G. Cicchino, et al. A clarification of the taxonomic status of Notodiaptomus anisitsi (Daday, 1905) and related species, with a description of a new species from Argentina (Crustacea: Copepoda: Diaptomidae); J.C. Paggi. Distributions of three Eodiaptomus species (Copepoda: Calanoida) in Thailand, with a redescription of E. draconisignivomi Brehm, 1952; L.O. Sanoamuang.