13 October, 2012
It is a pleasure to announce a symposium focused on
PROCESSES OF DIVERSIFICATION AND SPECIATION
to be held at the BioSyst.EU 2013 conference (http://biosysteu.univie.ac.at/home/), Vienna, Austria, 18 to 22 Feb 2013. This is the meeting of the Federation of European Biological Systematic Societies, including The Systematics Association, Gesellschaft fr Biologische Systematik, Nobis Austria, Swiss Systematics Society, Svenska Systematikfreningen, and Socit Franaise de Systmatique.
Prof. Christian Lexer, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Prof. Axel Meyer, University of Konstanz, Germany
Several additional talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts.
Early-fee registration and abstract submission still open until 31 Oct 2012.
REGISTRATION link: http://biosysteu.univie.ac.at/registration/
ABSTRACT submission: http://biosysteu.univie.ac.at/abstract-submission/
Elucidating processes of diversification and speciation is paramount for our understanding of how the tremendous biodiversity observable today has originated and how it may react to threats and challenges imposed by human activities now and in the future. Technological advances with respect to data generation (e.g., next-generation sequencing, sophisticated analytical tools) as well as conceptual advancements (e.g., modes and models of speciation) set an excitingly powerful framework for studying those processes (e.g., hybrid and polyploid speciation, ecological speciation, sexual selection) in and beyond model organisms.
Additional related topics will be discussed in other symposia and workshops offered at BioSyst.Eu2013, which include, among others, “Biotic responses to climate change”, “Evo-devo”, “Evolutionary epigenetics”, “Hybrid evolution and speciation”, “Phylogenetic methods”
Gerald M. Schneeweiss
University of Vienna