The 35th Annual Meeting of the Willi Hennig Society will take place together with the XII Reunión Argentina de Cladistica y Biogeografia in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 5th to October 8th, 2016.
The event will be hosted by the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia" (http://www.macn.secyt.gov.ar), a 200-year old institution with a strong tradition in taxonomy and systematics, which is part of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET).
Four symposia have been scheduled
The origin and early diversification of the modern amniotan clades.
Chairs: Diego Pol and Martín Ezcurra.
Paleobotany and the incorporation of fossils in plant systematics.
Chairs: Alejandra Gandolfo and Dennis Stevenson.
Chair: Pablo Goloboff
Biogeography: more than phylogenies
Chairs: Claudia Szumik and Lone Aagesen.
Course on Principles of Phylogenomics
This brief course (3.5 days) will be held after the meeting, from October 10th to 13th. The course is organized by MACN and the Sistema Nacional de Datos Genómicos (SNDG, Argentina). The course is offered by Rosa Fernández (Museum of Comparative Zoology and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University). Additional information will be provided as the date of the meeting approaches.
15th May Deadline for student travel grant applications
15th June Deadline for the early bird inscription payment
30th June Abstracts deadline
15th September Deadline for the regular inscription payment
4th October Afternoon, icebreaker at MACN
5−8th October XXXV Annual Meeting of the Willi Hennig Society
Registration and costs
All fees are in US dollars.
early (until 15 Jun) regular (until 15 Sep) late/onsite
Professional $200 $250 $300
Student $100 $120 $140
Registration fees cover all events, except the optional ticketed Banquet which will have an additional fee (approx. $50, free for students).
The Willi Hennig Society will support the travel of graduate students and recently graduated Ph.D. scientists who will either present an oral paper or poster to attend the XXXV Annual Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina (October 5–8, 2016).
In previous years, up to 10 Marie Stopes and up to 5 Kurt Milton Pickett Intercontinental travel awards were available. Starting this year, the Willi Hennig Society will increase the number of awards in the event of submission of additional qualified applications. The Travel Award Committee and the WHS President will determine the number of additional awards.
Travel to Buenos Aires from within South America: Marie Stopes Travel Award not to exceed US$600 each.
Travel to Buenos Aires from outside of South America (including Central America): Kurt Milton Pickett Intercontinental Travel Award not to exceed US$1,200 each
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2) Presentation of either an oral paper or a poster
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All application materials should be e-mailed to the chair of the Student Travel Award Committee, Torsten Dikow
, in a single PDF document. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
1) CV including publications
2) Itemized travel budget justifying the proposed expenses
3) Abstract of oral paper or poster to be presented (1 page and not to exceed 500 words)
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May 15th, 2016 (late applications will not be considered)
The Student Travel Award Committee and the WHS President will strive to notify all applicants by May 30th, 2016.
Diego Pol (Museo Egidio Feruglio) Julián Faivovich (MACN) Lone Aagesen (Instituto de Botánica Darwinion) Martín Ezcurra (MACN) Martín Ramírez (MACN) Pablo Goloboff (UEL – Fundación Miguel Lillo) .