The International Biogeography Society (IBS) and the Australian National University (ANU) would like to invite you to the INTERNATIONAL BIOGEOGRAPHY SOCIETY EARLY CAREER CONFERENCE 2014.
The conference will take place in Canberra, ACT, Australia between the 7th and the 11th of January 2014, and is jointly supported by the IBS (http://www.biogeography.org/), the ANU Centre for Macroevolution and Macroecology (http://macroevoeco.com/), and the ANU-CSIRO Centre for Biodiversity Analysis (http://cba.anu.edu.au/). The event aims to bring together early career researchers, along with more experienced scientists, working on many aspects of biogeography.
REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION WILL BEGIN IN JUNE 2013.
The schedule of the conference is as follows:
-On the 7th of January, we will offer workshops for a limited number of participants on methods of phylogenetics and modelling species distributions.
-On the following three days (8th-10th of January 2014), talks and posters will be presented by attendees across three symposia:
1.SPECIES DISTRIBUTION ACROSS TIME AND SPACE (Dan Warren - ANU)
2.BIODIVERSITY TURNOVER ACROSS SPATIAL SCALES (Dan Rosauer - ANU)
3.ADVANCES IN PHYLOGENETIC METHODS FOR BIOGEOGRAPHY (Marcel Cardillo, Haris Saslis-Lagoudakis, Peter Cowman - ANU)
-On the final day (11th of January 2014), several field trips will be offered around the region of Canberra.
The conference will be held at ANU Commons (http://commons.anu.edu.au/), on the ANU campus. Workshops will be run at the teaching facilities of the Research School of Biology, ANU, a new complex with purpose build rooms for computer centric workshops. ANU is within a few minutes’ walk to the main attractions and amenities of Canberra CBD, including restaurants, bars and museums (http://www.visitcanberra.com.au/). Several accommodation options are offered near the venue (http://www.visitcanberra.com.au/Accommodation.aspx). Additional budget accommodation options will be provided for students.
Canberra is the capital of Australia, and is surrounded by beautiful nature, including several nature reserves, where visitors can see many iconic Australian animals (the platypus, koalas, kangaroos, wombats, wallabies), and plants (banksias, eucalypts), as well as cave systems. The coast is only a couple of hours away and Sydney approximately a 3 hour drive.
Student participation will be supported by awards offered by the IBS. More information to follow.
We look forward to welcoming you to Canberra in January 2014!
The ANU Organising Committee