VII International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology ICSEB
The International Organization of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology (IOSEB) extends an invitation to attend the VII International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology, under the themes “Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Darwin’s birth” and “Observing 150 years since the passing of Alexander von Humboldt”.
The congress will take place in Veracruz, Mexico on 6–10 July 2009. The program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, and contributed papers and posters. Excursions to biologically interesting locations will also be available.
The focus of this congress, in context of significant historical backdrop, is on modern and forward-looking ideas, concepts, and methods in systematic and evolutionary biology. Due to its location, a strong emphasis will also be placed on understanding biodiversity in Latin America.
Confirmed plenary speakers and tentative titles include:
- Dan Brooks, Toronto, Canada, Comparative Phylogenetic Biology
- Michael Donoghue, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A., Biodiversity
- Niles Eldredge, New York, U.S.A., Hierachical Theory of Evolution
- Harry Greene, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A., Importance of Natural History in the 21st Century
- Michael Hammond, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A., Evolution and the Social Sciences
- Tod Stuessy, Vienna, Austria, A Future for Systematic and Evolutionary Biology
- Eors Szathmary, Budapest, Hungary, Nervous System Evolution
- Christer Wiklund, Stockholm, Sweden, Experimental Studies of Evolutionary Mechanisms
- Ed Wiley, Kansas, U.S.A., The Phylogenetic Revolution