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Biodiversity: From Evolutionary Origins to Ecosystems Function

Drexel's Engineers Week & the Academy of Natural Sciences

Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM - Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7:30 PM (EDT)

Philadelphia, United States

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Biological Diversity: From Evolutionary Origins to Ecosystems Function

A Bicentennial Symposium to Celebrate

200 Years of Research at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

For questions or comments, please contact symposium200@ansp.org

Please join the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia this fall as we explore current and future research on the diversity of life with a focus on evolutionary history, ecology, and environmental quality.

The two-day conference will open at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, with tours of the Academy’s collections. We will close with a poster session and reception on the evening of Friday, October 12.

 

SPEAKERS

DOUGLAS J. FUTUYMA, Stony Brook University

SANDRA KNAPP, Natural History Museum in London, England

J. PATRICK KOCIOLEK, University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

WAYNE P. MADDISON, University of British Columbia and Director of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

LUCINDA A. MCDADE, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

DANIEL OTTE, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

SHAHID NAEEM, Columbia University

DAVID TILMAN, University of Minnesota

 

 

CALL FOR POSTERS

 

Poster Guidelines -

Undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students are encouraged to submit an abstract in the area of ecology and evolution. Posters will be on display all day Friday and will have both lunchtime and late afternoon viewing opportunities.

 

We will digitally display posters on the main lecture screen during breaks between speaker sessions. For this purpose, please send a JPEG or PNG version of your poster (no PDFs) to symposium@ansp.org

 

 

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Thursday’s programs will take place at:

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, on Logan Circle

Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-299-1000

http://ansp.org/

2-5:30 p.m.    Behind-the-Scenes Open House of Academy collections and enviromental labs

5:30-7 p.m.    Leidy Award presentation to Douglas J. Futuyma and keynote address: Explaining Biodiversity: The Impending Synthesis

 7-8 p.m.        Welcome reception

 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday’s programs will take place at:

Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

Drexel University

33rd and Chestnut Streets

Philadelphia, PA 19104

215-895-2000

http://www.drexel.edu/admissions/visit/directions/

 

8-9 a.m.                 Registration, poster installation

9-9:15 a.m.            Welcome from Drexel University

9:15 a.m.               Lucinda McDade, The Treasures Within:  Unanticipated Uses of Natural History Collections

10:00 a.m.             J.Patrick Kociolek, New Insights into Diatom Biology and Phylogeny

11:00 a.m.             Dan Otte, Patterns of speciation in Orthoptera on islands and continents, and contrasts between ancient and recent faunas

11:45 a.m.             David Tilman, Biodiversity: Its Evolutionary Causes and Ecosystem Impacts

12:30-2:00 p.m.       Lunch break (Please note that lunch is not included in the registration fee)

2:00 p.m.               Sandra Knapp, Natural History Collections as Models of Diversity

2:45 p.m.               Wayne Maddison, Chance, legacy, and the pursuit of spiders

3:30 p.m.               Shahid Naeem, The Natural History of Eden

4:30-5:30 p.m.       Panel discussion with all speakers

5:30-7:30 p.m.       Poster session and closing reception

 

Cancellation, Substitution, and Refund Policy

After registering, if you are not able to attend the symposium, we encourage you to send a substitute attendee. We will not be able to refund your registration fee after September 21, 2012.

 

Have questions about Biodiversity: From Evolutionary Origins to Ecosystems Function? Contact Drexel's Engineers Week & the Academy of Natural Sciences

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1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, 19103

Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM - Friday, October 12, 2012 at 7:30 PM (EDT)


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