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Invasion Genetics: The Baker and Stebbins Legacy Symposium

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 6:00 PM –
Friday, August 15, 2014 at 4:00 PM (PDT)
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<p><em><strong>Please note: </strong>Registration for the conference requires two steps. The Asilomar Conference Grounds require that all conference attendees stay on-site for the duration of the event. Your registration here covers conference attendance <strong>only</strong> - there is a separate registration process and an additional cost for accommodation at Asilomar, which includes a room and all meals throughout the conference. After registering, your order confirmation page will take you directly to the Asilomar housing website - please complete your housing reservation as soon as possible upon confirmation of your order</em><strong></strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>

<p><em><strong>Costs: </strong> There are two conference registration fee rates available - a Faculty rate and a Student/Post doctoral rate. Please note that we have a limited number of Student/Post doctoral registration fee rates available, which will be sold on a first come first served basis, so please register early to avoid disappointment.</em><hr />

<p><em><strong>POSTER SUBMISSION: </strong> Poster submissions will be accepted from June 1st, 2014, and should be emailed to the following email address: Please make sure that you have registered for the event prior to submitting your poster. 

Please include the following information within your submission email -
1) Title of the Poster
2) Authors
3) Contact Email

The deadline for poster submissions is August 10th, 2014. Manuscripts associated with poster presentations may be submitted to <i> Molecular Ecology </i> for review and will be given full consideration for inclusion in the Special Issue associated with the symposium. (Note: Target deadline for submission is 1st September 2014, to permit anniversary publication in 2015). </em><hr />

<p><strong>Conference Details:</strong></p>

<p>We are nearing the 50th anniversary of one of the most important books in evolutionary biology: <em>The Genetics of Colonizing Species</em> (1965) edited by Herbert Baker and G. Ledyard Stebbins. This classic volume was based on a symposium at Asilomar, California in 1964 and initiated the study of the genetics and evolution of invasive species. To revisit the historical legacy of the meeting and book, we are pleased to announce a symposium at Asilomar from August 13-15, 2014.</p>

<p>The symposium will enjoy support from John Wiley & Sons Ltd, and associated original papers will appear in a Special Issue of Molecular Ecology in 2015. The symposium proceedings (including the popular question-answer transcripts of the original) will also be published in 2015 as a book to mark the 50th anniversary of the original volume.</p>

<p> Organizers: <br/>Spencer Barrett<br/>Rob Colautti<br/>Katrina Dlugosch<br/>Loren Rieseberg<br/>

<p>Please plan on joining us for this special event!</p>

<p><strong>Invited Speakers/Authors</strong></p>

<p>We have confirmed a broad range of contributors to reflect both the legacy of work on the genetics of colonizing species, and new contributions and perspectives:</p>

<p><a href="">Spencer Barrett</a><br /><a href=",1069,AR.html">Tim Blackburn</a><br /><a href="">Mark Blows</a><br /><a href="">Oliver Bossdorf</a><br /><a href="">Rob Colautti</a><br /><a href="">Melania Cristescu</a><br /><a href="">Troy Day</a><br /><a href="">Katrina Dlugosch</a><br /><a href="">Kay Hodgins</a><br /><a href="">Pierre Gladieux</a><br /><a href="">Tatiana Giraud</a><br /><a href="">Mark Kirkpatrick</a><a href=""><br /></a><a href=";_adf.ctrl-state=16r5s6qedb_3">Russ Lande</a><a href=""><br /></a><a href="">Jennifer Lau</a><a href=""><br /></a><a href="">Jonathan Losos</a><a href=""><br /></a><a href="">John Pannell</a><a href=""><br /></a><a href="">Stephan Peischl</a><a href=""><br /></a><a href="">Laurent Excoffier</a><a href=""><br /></a><a href="">Loren Rieseberg</a><br /><a href="">Johanna Schmitt</a><br /><a href="">Rick Shine</a><br /><a href="">Neil Tsutsui</a><br /><a href="">Mark van Kleunen</a></p>

<p>Please find below a Program of Events for the Symposium</p>



<p>For updates and news relating to these special issues, please visit the <em>Molecular Ecology </em>journal homepage at <a href="">Wiley Online Library</a></p>

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<p><strong>Important Conference Information:</strong></p>

<p><em<strong>Poster Submission</strong></em></p>

Submitted posters will be welcomed from registered participants. Poster title submission will open 1 June 2014. The deadline for poster submissions in August 10th, 2014. Manuscripts associated with poster presentations may be submitted to Molecular Ecology for review and will be given full consideration for inclusion in the Special Issue associated with the symposium. (Note: Target deadline for submission is 1st September 2014, to permit anniversary publication in 2015).

<p><em><strong>Conference Location:</strong></em></p>

<p><strong></strong>To revisit the historical legacy of the meeting and the book, we are pleased to announce that the location of our symposium is the Asilomar Conference Grounds. The <a href="">Asilomar Conference Grounds</a> are located in Pacific Grove, California, nestled within 107 acres of beachfront land within the California State Park.</p>


<p>The Asilomar Conference Grounds<span style="font-family: %value;"> require guests to stay on-site throughout the duration of the conference. <span style="font-family: helvetica; font-size: small;"></span></span> <span style="font-family: helvetica;"></span> Lodging is immediately adjacent to the venue, and&nbsp;is available at a reduced rate for conference attendees through the Asilomar housing website. We require all attendees to stay on-site in Asilomar housing throughout the conference, and we are not currently accepting registration for those staying off-site. We appreciate your understanding and adherence to this policy. If you wish to discuss the possiblity of off-site attendance, please contact the organisers ( </p>

<p>For Asilomar lodgers, costs per person are inclusive of lodgings, meals, and applicable fees and taxes for the duration of the conference. Meals will begin with dinner on the arrival date and end with lunch on the departure date. Specific dietary requirements can be noted on the Asilomar Housing website upon reservation of your rooms. For those wishing to share, Asilomar offer a reduced rate for rooms with a double occupancy. There is a listserv now available for those interested in finding a roommate. Please subscribe to the listserv should you wish to be contacted by/contact potential roommates. To subscribe to the list, send an email from your account to with the word subscribe on the Subject line. To unsubscribe to the list, send an email from your account to with the word unsubscribe on the Subject line. Once you have found a roommate, please email with your room reservation requirements, and stating the name of the roommate with whom you will be sharing (please note: both roommates will need to email Asilomar separately, in order that payment for each individual can be arranged). Should you have any difficulty in finding a roommate, please email, who will be able to assist. For those individuals who do not require assistance in finding roommate, or would prefer single occupancy, please complete the registration for housing via the Asilomar housing website - details of which will be included in your confirmation email.

Details of how to register for Asilomar accommodation will be available upon order confirmation, where you will be transferred directly to the Asilomar housing website. A link to the Asilomar housing website will also be included in your email order confirmation, should you wish to complete your housing reservation at a later date. If you have any difficulties in accessing the housing website, or should the link not work, please email: Please note that the cut-off date for reservations made for Asilomar housing is August 10th, 2014, and any reservations made after this date cannot be guaranteed - therefore, please ensure that you register for housing as soon as possible.</p>

<p><em><strong> There is small processing fee for housing reservations made through the Asilomar website ($20 per person)</strong></em></p>

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<p><strong>What is your refund policy?</strong></p>

<p>Refund requests&nbsp;received prior to June 13th, 2014, will be processed and refunded in full. Refunds can be requested directly through the Eventbrite website; however, if you should have any queries regarding refunds, or would like to send your refund request directly to the organizer, please email Refund requests received after this date are not guaranteed,&nbsp;unless we can fill your spot from our waiting list. No refunds will be issued after July 30th, 2014.</p>

<p><strong>How soon should I register?</strong></p>

<p>Due to the capacity of the venue, we are limited in the number of attendees we can accommodate. Therefore, we recommend registering as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Similarly, for housing, we would encourage you to complete the Asilomar housing registration process as soon as you receive confirmation of your registration.</p>

<p><strong>Where can I find more information about the Special Issue of <em>Molecular Ecology</em>?</strong></p>

<p><strong></strong>Please refer to the <a href="">Molecular Ecology</a>&nbsp;journal homepage on Wiley Online Library, where details will be provided in due course.</p>

<p><strong>Where can I find updates and news regarding the conference?</strong></p>

<p>Please regularly check the <a href="">Molecular Ecology</a>&nbsp;journal homepage on Wiley Online Library, where all updates and any news will be displayed. Alternatively, please subscribe to the RSS feed here on our Eventbrite page to receive any updates and news.</p>

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