Please visit http://www.whs2016.com.ar/ for registration and abstract submission.
The event will be hosted by the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia” (MACN). This will be the second time that the Willi Hennig Society’s annual meeting is held in Argentina, now for the first time in Buenos Aires. The meeting will take place at the MACN, a 200-year old institution with a strong tradition in taxonomy and systematics, which is part of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). Due to the large increase in funding for science and technology of the last decade, the MACN enjoys now a vibrant and very active research atmosphere. The museum is currently composed of a permanent staff that includes 67 full-time researchers and 58 doctoral students. MACN holds 24 national collections of Botany, Paleontology, Geology, and Zoology that can be visited during the meeting with prior appointment with the respective curators (www.macn.secyt.gov.ar/investigacion/inv_colecciones-macn.php). The meeting itself will take place in the newly renovated auditorium of the museum. Coffee breaks and poster sessions will be held also in the museum. The MACN is placed in the geographical center of Buenos Aires, with nearby restaurants and lodging as well as easy access to public transportation, including local buses and subway.
Organizers of the meeting:
- Diego Pol (Museo Egidio Feruglio)
- Julián Faivovich (MACN)
- Lone Aagesen (Instituto de Botánica Darwinion)
- Martín Ezcurra (MACN)
- Martín Ramírez (MACN)
- Pablo Goloboff (UEL – Fundación Miguel Lillo)
- The origin and early diversification of the modern amniotan clades. Coordinators: Diego Pol and Martín Ezcurra.
- Paleobotany and the incorporation of fossils in plant systematics. Coordinators: Alejandra Gandolfo and Dennis Stevenson.
- Methodological problems. Coordinator: Pablo Goloboff
- Biogeography: more than phylogenies Coordinators: Claudia Szumik and Lone Aagesen.
Course on Principles of Phylogenomics
This brief course (three to five days) will be held after the meeting, starting on October 10th. The course is organized by MACN and Sistema Nacional de Datos Genómicos (SNDG, Argentina). The course is offered by Rosa Fernández (Museum of Comparative Zoology and The Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University). Additional information will be provided as the date of the meeting approaches.
Registration: The registration desk will open on October 4th at the MACN.
Deadlines: The deadline for abstract submission and early registration is June 30th, 2016.