Contact Information

If you wish to present a 10-15 minute talk, please submit your abstract to Christy Hipsley by 1 September 2019.

Dr Christy Hipsley - chipsley@museums.vic.gov.au

8:45 AM October 02 - 5:00 PM October 04, 2019
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Add to Calendar 01/10/2019 10:45 PM 04/10/2019 7:00 AM Australia/Sydney 2019 Boden research Conference - Evolutionary transformations in vertebrate history

The past decade has seen a surge of experimental techniques for reconstructing evolutionary transitions during the 500-million year history of vertebrate life, such as colonisation of land by tetrapods and secondary invasion of water by whales, feathered flight in dinosaurs, and live mammalian birth. These shifts involve fundamental changes in ecology, behaviour, physiology and development that underlie the origins of major clades and have lasting consequences in the modern forms.

This two-and-a-half-day symposium will bring together top Australian and international scientists, students, and early career researchers to present the latest advancements in investigating the evolutionary dynamics of these events, with an emphasis on methods for integrating modern and palaeontological data.

We welcome submitted talk abstracts on aspects of vertebrate evolution at every level of biological organisation, from transitions in DNA sequences within and between species, individual development, and extinct and extant groups. For others wishing to simply attend, please join us to listen, interact with our excellent speakers, and learn about the history of vertebrate life.

Attendees may also register for single days at a reduced rate, or to attend the catered social event at the Royal Society of Victoria on Friday, 4 October where esteemed Australian paleontologist John Long will reveal an exciting new fossil discovery in his talk, “From Genoa River to Quebec- how the vertebrate hand evolved”.

Details on the Boden research conference award

  • With the generous support of the late Dr Alex Boden AO FAA, the Academy has established a series of small specialist conferences in the biological sciences to enable active research workers in rapidly advancing fields to discuss current advances and problems.
  • One conference is funded annually. Conferences are usually of about two days duration. A sum of up to $10,000 is provided. The supplementation of this sum is encouraged.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Michael Coates, University of Chicago, USA

All change? The Devonian-Carboniferous boundary and the origin of modern vertebrate clades

Assistant Professor Graham Slater, University of Chicago, USA

Paleo-phylogenetic perspectives on morphological and ecological diversification in Cetacea

Dr. Daniel Thomas, Massey University, NZ

Towards resolving an adaptive landscape for penguins

Dr. Emma Sherratt, University of Adelaide, Australia

Reconstructing morphological evolution from complex phenotypes and Big Data

Professor Anjali Goswami, NHM/University College London, UK

From development to deep time: the consequences of phenotypic integration for vertebrate evolution

Dr. Hélène Morlon, CNRS, France

Phylogenetic approaches for understanding how biodiversity is distributed in space and time

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Contact Information

If you wish to present a 10-15 minute talk, please submit your abstract to Christy Hipsley by 1 September 2019.

Dr Christy Hipsley - chipsley@museums.vic.gov.au

8:45 AM October 02 - 5:00 PM October 04, 2019

2019 Boden research Conference - Evolutionary transformations in vertebrate history

The past decade has seen a surge of experimental techniques for reconstructing evolutionary transitions during the 500-million year history of vertebrate life, such as colonisation of land by tetrapods and secondary invasion of water by whales, feathered flight in dinosaurs, and live mammalian birth. These shifts involve fundamental changes in ecology, behaviour, physiology and development that underlie the origins of major clades and have lasting consequences in the modern forms.

This two-and-a-half-day symposium will bring together top Australian and international scientists, students, and early career researchers to present the latest advancements in investigating the evolutionary dynamics of these events, with an emphasis on methods for integrating modern and palaeontological data.

We welcome submitted talk abstracts on aspects of vertebrate evolution at every level of biological organisation, from transitions in DNA sequences within and between species, individual development, and extinct and extant groups. For others wishing to simply attend, please join us to listen, interact with our excellent speakers, and learn about the history of vertebrate life.

Attendees may also register for single days at a reduced rate, or to attend the catered social event at the Royal Society of Victoria on Friday, 4 October where esteemed Australian paleontologist John Long will reveal an exciting new fossil discovery in his talk, “From Genoa River to Quebec- how the vertebrate hand evolved”.

Details on the Boden research conference award

  • With the generous support of the late Dr Alex Boden AO FAA, the Academy has established a series of small specialist conferences in the biological sciences to enable active research workers in rapidly advancing fields to discuss current advances and problems.
  • One conference is funded annually. Conferences are usually of about two days duration. A sum of up to $10,000 is provided. The supplementation of this sum is encouraged.

https://www.science.org.au/opportunities/conference-and-lecture-funding/boden-research-conferences

Keynote Speakers

Professor Michael Coates, University of Chicago, USA

All change? The Devonian-Carboniferous boundary and the origin of modern vertebrate clades

Assistant Professor Graham Slater, University of Chicago, USA

Paleo-phylogenetic perspectives on morphological and ecological diversification in Cetacea

Dr. Daniel Thomas, Massey University, NZ

Towards resolving an adaptive landscape for penguins

Dr. Emma Sherratt, University of Adelaide, Australia

Reconstructing morphological evolution from complex phenotypes and Big Data

Professor Anjali Goswami, NHM/University College London, UK

From development to deep time: the consequences of phenotypic integration for vertebrate evolution

Dr. Hélène Morlon, CNRS, France

Phylogenetic approaches for understanding how biodiversity is distributed in space and time

Melbourne Museum,11 Nicholson Street Victoria

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