Conference: UMichigan.Macroevolution_FossilsPhylogenies

Conference: UMichigan.Macroevolution_FossilsPhylogenies

3 December, 2012


The Department of Ecology and Biology at the University of Michigan invites nominations of outstanding scientists early in their careers to take part in an exciting international symposium on the conceptual and methodological integration of paleontological and phylogenetic approaches to the study of macroevolution. The symposium events will take place from 15-17 March 2013, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Nine early-career scientists will be selected to present their work alongside two plenary speakers and participate in panel discussions. We welcome nominations of scientists who are studying any aspect of macroevolution using paleontological, phylogenetic, or theoretical approaches. We are especially interested in scientists whose work recognizes the promises and/or challenges of developing a unified neontological and paleontological framework for understanding macroevolutionary patterns.
Early career scientists are defined as senior graduate students (who stand to receive their Ph.D. within one year), postdoctoral researchers, and first- or second-year . A colleague or advisor must provide the nomination.
A nomination consists of a brief letter of recommendation addressing the nominees scientific promise and ability to give a good talk, the nominee’s curriculum vitae, and a brief abstract of the proposed presentation ( Nominations may be sent electronically (in one file if possible) to using the nominee’s name as the subject line (last name first, please). More information is available at

All nominations must be received by January 15, 2013.

Selected participants will be contacted by February 1, 2013 and will have all expenses covered (registration, travel and accommodation). An official announcement of the slate of speakers will be issued soon thereafter.

For more information, contact Cindy Carl at

2013 Early Career Scientists Symposium organizing committee:

Lauren Sallan
Dan Rabosky
Yin-Long Qiu
Joseph Brown
Valerie Syverson
Qixin He
Michigan EEB website:

Lauren Sallan, PhD
, Ecology and
& Michigan Fellow, Michigan Society of Fellows
University of Michigan
Office: 1076 Ruthven Museums Bldg
Phone: (734) 764-0477

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