Arachne's Disc, Puget Sound, Washington, USA. Etching by Professor David Mann. Used for the SA Biennial 2007

6th Biennial Meeting: August 2007
Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

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28th - 31st August 2007

Introduction

Arachne's Disc, Puget Sound, Washington, USA. Etching by Professor David Mann. Used for the SA Biennial 2007 The Biennial conferences of the Systematics Association provide a forum for systematists from different disciplines to present and discuss their research. The Sixth Biennial Conference was held at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh from 27 to 31 August 2007. The conference was attended with about 240 delegates from a broad international audience. The format was a mixture of open sessions and focussed thematic symposia.

Best talk and best poster

Congratulations to Ben Rowson, (Dept. Biodiversity & Systematic Biology, National Museum of Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP, UK and School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3AT, UK) for a talk entitled "What drives diversity in tropical carnivorous snails (Gastropoda Pulmonata: Streptaxidae)?"

Congratulations to Alice M. Blumlein & Davide Pisani, (Laboratory of Evolutionary Biology, The National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland) for a poster entitles "Timing the evolution of vision."

The conference included:

Major themed symposia

  1. Floras & Faunas Serving Biodiversity Research
  2. Speciation
  3. UK Research Councils Systematics Symposium

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Programme Overview

Download a copy of the talk timetable.

Conference organising committee:

Richard Bateman (President Elect of the Systematics Association)
Colin Hughes (Treasurer of the Systematics Association)

Local organising committee:
Stephen Blackmore (Regius Keeper RBGE)
Mary Gibby (Director of Science, RBGE)
Pete Hollingsworth
Toby Pennington
James Richardson
Rebecca Yahr
Jess Barrett

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