Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America
Member Society of the IFNS

ONTAThe Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America FL, Inc. (ONTA) is a nonprofit entity comprised of members who have an interest in the study of plant-parasitic, free-living and insect-parasitic nematodes. ONTA now has over 300 members worldwide. Membership is open to all individuals and companies that share an interest in subtropical and tropical Nematology.

ONTA President

Ignacio Cid del Prado-Vera
Colegio de Postgraduados Montecillo
Km 36.5 Carretera México-Texcoco
Montecillo CP 56230
Texcoco, Edo. México
Tel: 595-20200 Ext. 1667
Fax: 015959520200 Ext. 1632
E-mail: icid@colpos.mx

IFNS Councilor

Ciancio, Aurelio
Instituto Nematologia Agraria CNR
Via Amendola 165/A
70126 Bari, ITALY
Tel: 39-80-5929-221
Fax: 39-80-5929-230
E-mail: a.ciancio@ba.ipp.cnr.it

IFNS Councilor

Manzanilla-Lopez, Rosa H.
16 Coleswood Road
Harpenden, Herts, AL5 1EQ UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: rosa.manzanilla@gmail.com


The next ONTA Meeting, the XLVI Congress, will be in Montreal, Canado from 17-21 July, 2016. ONTA will meet Jointly with SON.


Contact: Ignacio Cid del Prado icid@colpos.mx


Nematropica, an international scientific journal of tropical and subtropical nematology, is published semiannually by ONTA. Contributions describing nematological research in temperate regions are also considered if they are of general interest. Articles on plant-parasitic, entomophilic and free-living nematodes are equally welcome. There are no page charges for members. Manuscripts can be written in Spanish, French or English.

Editor: Terry Kirkpatrick

The ONTA Newsletter is available at www.ontaweb.org or Click Here for current newsletter.

The ONTA Website (www.ontaweb.org) is maintained regularly, and contents of past and present issues of Nematropica and the newsletters can be found there.


Interested persons can apply for ONTA membership atwww.ontaweb.org/onta-membership. Annual dues are $40.00 USD for regular members; $60.00 USD for institutional subscriptions and $500.00 USD for sustaining members.

ONTA Foundation

ONTA Foundation, Inc. is a separate not-for-profit corporation with objectives that complement and enhance those of the Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America FL, Inc. The ONTA Foundation, Inc. was established in 1991 at the initiative of Professor Jimmy Rich, University of Florida, to provide support for nematologists, students and apprentices to participate in nematological events.

Ongoing objectives/activities of the ONTA Foundation, Inc. include:

  • Providing grants to students and scientists to help defray the costs of publishing Journal Series Articles and other special publications of nematological interest
  • Providing travel grants to students and scientists to participate in ONTA Annual meetings and congresses of the International Federation of Nematology Societies

Subject to fundraising, future objectives might encompass:

  • Sponsoring workshops and relevant special sessions on nematological issues at international meetings
  • Sponsoring regional short courses for training in local nematological issues
  • Sponsoring short stays in laboratories and field work sites.
  • Providing assistance to scientists to encourage creative thought and assist in the development and application of innovations in nematology
  • Providing support for the creation of nematological training materials for use in schools and exhibits at local science and agricultural fairs

The Membership rates for the ONTA Foundation Inc are:

  • Contributing member $10-99
  • Supporting member $100-249
  • Patron $250-499
  • Benefactor $500-999
  • President’s Club $1,000 and up