Symposium ”Systematics and Biodiversity Research in the Era of Genomics”, Oslo, November 5th

Publicerat av Per Sundberg --

Registration (free) is now open for the one-day symposium ”Systematics and Biodiversity Research in the Era of Genomics”

Please email Eirik Lislerud:



The Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters &
The Editors of the Zoologica Scripta
Systematics and Biodiversity Research in the Era of Genomics

Thursday, November 5, 2015
The Premises of the Academy, Oslo, Norway (Drammensveien 78)

9.00 Doors open
9.30 Dr. Kirsti Strøm Bull, President DNVA: Welcome
9.35 Dr. Per Sundberg, Chief Editor The Zoologica Scripta: Zoologica Scripta: past, present, and the future
9.45 Dr. Casey Dunn, Brown University, USA: Next Generation sequencing – Potential and Challenges
10.30 Dr. Gonzalo Giribet, Harvard University, USA: Genomics and the Animal Tree of Life
11.15-11.45 Coffee break
11.45 Dr. Thomas Gilbert, University of Copenhagen, Denmark: Phylo-, Populo-, Meta- and Palaeo-: The Expanding Possibilities of Genomics
12.30 Dr. Barbara Gravendeel, Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, The Netherlands:  Added Value of NGS Based Metabarcoding for Evolutionary Studies
13.15-14.15 Lunch
14.15 Dr. Alexander Suh, Uppsala University, Sweden: Mobile Genetic Elements and the Complexity of Super-rapid Speciation in Birds
15.00 Dr. Scott Edwards, Harvard University, USA: Unifying Genome History and Function in Avian Phylogenetics
15.45 Coffee break
16.15 Dr. Matthew Webster, Uppsala University, Sweden: The evolutionary history of the honeybee revealed by genomics
17.00 Dr. Mark Blaxter, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom : The Evolution of Parasitism in Phylum Nematoda: Genomes Reveal Patterns

Konferensen Nordic Oikos 2016 i Åbo

Publicerat av GBIF-Sweden --

The second Nordic Oikos meeting will be held 2-4 February 2016 in Turku, Finland


Nordic Society Oikos' mission is to "to support scientific research in ecology and related disciplines and to stimulate and enhance communication between stakeholders in ecological research in the Nordic countries and beyond."


In short:

* Plenaries by Jens-Christian Svenning (Aarhus), Tanja Slotte (Stockholm), Tómas Grétar Gunnarsson (Univ. of Iceland)

* Pre-conference workshop Monday 1 February 2016

* Reduced registration fee for PhD students

* Selected 15 minute presentations by conference participants

* Poster presentations by participants

* Good time


Details of the conference are provided on www.utu.fi/oikos


*** Registration and abstract submission will open in October ***


Welcome to Turku!

-Organisers of the Nordic Oikos 2016 conference

Bidra till International Biogeography Society's 2017 Biennial Conference!

Publicerat av GBIF-Sweden --

Only 3 weeks left to submit a symposia proposal for the International Biogeography Society's 2017 Biennial Conference.  The conference will be held 9-13 January, 2017 in Salvador, Brazil, with the symposia being an integral part of our meeting as plenary sessions in which all attendees participate.  If you missed the first email call for symposia proposals, check out the IBS Blog (biogeography.blogspot.com<http://biogeography.blogspot.com>) for details on submission requirements and partial support.


It's a great opportunity to organize the presentation of cutting-edge work that will appeal to a broad cross-section of Biogeographers!!

Submission and questions?  Please send proposals for symposia by email to Pedro Peres-Neto (peres-neto.pedro@uqam.ca<mailto:peres-neto.pedro@uqam.ca>), IBS VP for Conferences, by 7th October 2015.


Roland Jansson

Dept. of Ecology and Environmental Science Umeå University

SE-901 87 Umeå


Phone +46-90-7869573 alt +46-70-3686605


ForBio and UiB course: Introduction to phylogenetic methods

Publicerat av Hugo de Boer --

Time and place: Nov 2 – Nov 6, 2015, University of Bergen

ForBio opens for participation of up to 8 students from Nordic universities in the regular University of Bergen (UiB) course Phylogenetic methods (http://www.uib.no/en/course/BIO332).

The course is aimed primarily at students who will do phylogenetic computation in their thesis work, but who have no hands-on experience with some of the more frequently used software applications. Introductory lectures will cover topics such as properties of data and trees, models of evolutionary change, phylogenetic signal, model testing, and hypothesis testing. The students will learn how to prepare their data, explore the properties of the data, how to use distance, parsimony, likelihood and Bayesian methods in computation in packages such as PAUP*, MrBayes, BEAST, RaxML, and how to present results with graphical applications.

Click here for more information about the course.

Application deadline is October 5th, 2015, and applications should be sent directly by email to: endre.willassen@uib.no. The application must indicate the academic background of the applicant and the topic and the present state of progress in the thesis work. Please add a recommendation from your supervisor.

Contact Endre Willassen (endre.willassen@uib.no) for questions about the course or Hugo de Boer (hugo.deboer@nhm.uio.no) for more information about ForBio.