Progress In Understanding The Origins Of Biodiversity
26-28 February, 2012
University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Conference poster (click here)
We are pleased to announce the conference “Progress in understanding the origins of biodiversity” organized by the EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network ‘SPECIATION: understanding the evolutionary origin of biological diversity’. The event will be held 26-28 February 2012, Jyvaskyla, Finland.
Understanding speciation is critical for our understanding origins of biodiversity. Even after more than 150 years of continuous discussions, this question still remains unsolved and poses a challenge for both science and society, requiring the contribution of many evolutionary biology disciplines. We are bringing together recent work focused in speciation, highlighting advances in genetics, behaviour and adaptation and discuss them in perspective of biodiversity and conservation biology.
Mark Kirkpatrick, University of Texas, USA
John Willis, Duke University, USA
Anne Magurran, University of St Andrews, UK
Daven Presgraves, University of Rochester, USA
Kerry Shaw, Cornell University, USA
Patrik Nosil, University of Colorado, USA
Program: download pdf
Abstracts oral presentations: download pdf
Abstracts posters: download pdf
Conference information HERE
Venera Tyukmaeva (venera.v.tyukmaeva[at]jyu.fi), Anneli Hoikkala (anneli.hoikkala[at]jyu.fi), Jackson Jennings, Maaria Kankare, and Emily Knott (Evolutionary Genetics, University of Jyväskylä) on behalf of the Marie Curie ITN ”SPECIATION” (steering committee: Roger Butlin, Mike Ritchie, Leo Beukeboom, Anneli Hoikkala).
Also visit: Evolutionary Genetics group, University of Jyväskylä