Special volume dedicated to Katya Sidorchuk

As you might have heard, our colleague and friend Katya Sidorchuk passed away in a tragic accident while diving in the Maldives a month ago.  She was the editor for Oribatida at Zootaxa for several years and her excellent editorship was greatly appreciated by many colleagues. We will dedicate a special volume of Zootaxa to her memory. The editors of the special volume will be Roy Norton, Tobias Pfingstl, Sergei Mironov and myself. We welcome your contribution to this memorial volume.  If you have a manuscript close to completion and wish to honour her, please submit it to either Roy or Tobias if it is on Oribatida, to Sergei if it is on Prostigmata and to me if it is on other taxa before 31 March 2019.  If you have submitted a manuscript to Zootaxa already and wish to include it in this memorial volume, please let the subject editor know. For this special volume, we are flexible about the length of papers and scope etc. Please write to us if you have questions.


Sincerely yours



Also on behalf of Roy, Tobias and Sergei