H15 CIRCULAR

Peter Linder PLINDER at BOTZOO.UCT.AC.ZA
Thu May 23 17:32:11 CDT 1996


            XVth MEETING OF THE WILLI HENNIG SOCIETY
                     CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
                       15-20 DECEMBER 1996

                         FIRST CIRCULAR

                           MARCH 1992

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              HOSTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Associate Professor Tim Crowe, FitzPatrick Institute, University
of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, tel. +27-21-6503292/7/1, fax +27-
21-6503295, e-mail tmcrowe at botzoo.uct.ac.za

Professor Eric Harley, Department of Chemical Pathology,
University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, tel. +27-21-4066222,
fax +27-21-4066153, e-mail harley at chempath.uct.ac.za

Associate Professor Peter Linder, Bolus Herbarium, University of
Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, tel. +27-21-6503398, fax +27-21-
6504041, e-mail plinder at botzoo.uct.ac.za

N.B. FOR ALL TEL./FAX NOS., FROM WITHIN SOUTH AFRICA, REPLACE
+27-21 WITH 021.

Dr Steve Farris, Laboratory of Molecular Systematics, Swedish
Museum of Natural Sciences, Stockholm, Sweden S-104 05,
Tel. +46 8 666516, Fax +46 8 6665181, e-mail msl-farris at nrm.se



 XVth MEETING OF THE WILLI HENNIG SOCIETY -- 15-20 DECEMBER 1996
                  UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN (UCT)

General theme and structure: HENNIG-15 is aimed at developing
cladistics in South Africa and to addressing major theoretical
and empirical issues currently being debated in the systematics/
evolution literature.  These aims will be achieved by discussing
and debating views expressed in symposium, contributed and poster
sessions

Registration:  Registration will be from 15h00 to 19h00 on
Sunday, 15 December, at the Niven Library on the ground floor of
the FitzPatrick Institute.  A registration table will also be set
up from 08h15 on Monday, 16 December - outside of Lecture Theatre
2 in the subterranean level of the John Day Zoology Building.

Reception:  A welcoming reception will be held from 19h00 to
22h00 on Sunday, 15 December, in the Niven Library.  Light snacks
and two free drink tickets will be provided with registration
materials.

Meeting room:  All scientific meetings (except major computer
software demonstrations -- which will be held in the UCT Club)
will be held in Lecture Theatre 2 on the subterranean level of
the John Day Zoology Building.  Posters will be on permanent
display in the foyer outside of LT 2.

Refreshments and meals:  On each working day, coffee, tea and
light snacks will be available in the foyer outside LT 2 from
08h30 on 16, 17 and 19 December.  Inexpensive, high-quality
lunches and dinner meals will be available at the UCT Club.
Information on popular restaurants in the area will also be
included in registration materials.

Instructions to speakers:  Standard, carousel 35 mm slide and
overhead projectors will be available in the meeting room for all
sessions.  Slides may be inserted into carousels and previewed in
a room near the meeting venue, but must be handed to the
projectionist at least 15 minutes before the start of the session
in which they are presenting.

Instructions to poster presenters:  Posters must be no wider than
1.2 m and no taller than 1.1 m.  Free-standing easels will be
provided.  Posters should be mounted before 08h30 on 16 December
or during tea/lunch breaks during that day.

Bank, exchange of currency, credit cards:  For those coming from
abroad we suggest that currency exchange be made at the
Johannesburg or Cape Town International Airports unless credit
cards are to be used.  Both Mastercard and Visa Card are accepted
by most restaurants and shops.  For local participants, there are
Standard and Nedbank outlets and instant teller machines.  At
restaurants a 10-12% gratuity is expected, especially for large
groups.  The South African Rand is currently being exchanged at
US$ 1 = +- R4.

Sights and weather:  Cape Town falls squarely in the Fynbos,
which is one of Earth's six floral kingdoms.  Literally thousands
of plant species may be encountered within easy driving distance.
The 'Mother City' is also famous for its Table Mountain (a strong
candidate for becoming a world heritage site), its magnificent
Waterfront development with the newly-opened Two-Oceans Aquarium,
its beautiful beaches and, within an hour's drive, some of the
most magnificent wine farms on Earth.  We hope to organize a tour
of the 'Wine Route' on 18 December, the free day. The December
weather in Cape is characteristically warm (16 - 25-30 degrees C)
and dry. Of course, the rest of the country has much to offer as
well.

Accommodation: an advance notice for those of you who prefer to
stay in hotels

December is the height of the holiday season in Cape Town.
It will be very difficult indeed to find hotel accommodation
if you attempt to book too late.  Therefore, if you will not be
satisfied with good-quality university residence accommodation
within walking distance to the meeting venue (which we hope to
book in a block for about R80 per night -- including breakfast)
and dining and drinking at the University Club (500 ml glass of
beer = R4.50 good meal < R20), we suggest that you fax one of the
hotels listed below as soon as possible in 1996 to ensure that
you will have a place to lay your weary bones.


Hotel          tel./fax nos.    single   double   deposit

Holiday Inn    +27-21-4484123   R209     R223      10%
Eastern Blvd   +27-21-478338

Holiday Inn    +27-21-611105    R224     R238      10%
Newlands       +27-21-641241f

City Lodge     +27-21-6857944   R202     R224     1st nights
Mowbray        +27-21-6857997f                    accommod.
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N.B. R1 = +- US$ 0.25


All rates will be going up in May and September so the above
figures are not 100% accurate.  All figures above are for
bed only.

Collecting:  If you plan to do some specimen collecting before or
after HENNIG-15, will botanists get in touch with Peter Linder
and zoologists with Tim Crowe for assistance with obtaining
permits.  Please specify the material required at the lowest
taxonomic level (ideally species and genera).


Collections:  South Africa has many fine museums.  The major
national and provincial museums are:

South African Museum
Director - Dr Michael Cluver
P.O. Box 61
CAPE TOWN
8000
Tel. +27-21-243330
Fax  +27-21-246716
Contact e-mail: mcluver at samuseum.ac.za

Transvaal Museum
Director - Dr Naas Rautenbach
P.O. 413
PRETORIA
0001
Tel. +27-12-3227632
Fax  +27-21-3227939
Contact e-mail: tmuseum at iafrica.com

National Museum
Director - Dr Chris Engelbrecht
P.O. 266
BLOEMFONTEIN
9300
Tel. +27-51-4479609
Fax  +27-51-4479681
Contact e-mail: NMRJN at rs.uovs.ac.za

Natal Museum
Director - Dr Jason Londt
Private Bag 9070
PIETERMARITZBURG
3200
Tel. +27-331-451404
Fax  +27-331-450561
Contact e-mail: davidbar at ufrmsa2.olivetti.za
                mhamer at ufrmsa2.olivetti.za

Albany Museum
Director - Wouter Holleman
Somerset Street
GRAHAMSTOWN
6139
Tel. +27-461-22312
Fax  +27-461-22398
Contact e-mail: amwh at giraffe.ru.ac.za

Durban Natural Science Museum
Director - Dr Brett Hendey
Box 4085
DURBAN
4000
Tel. +27-21-3006210
Fax  +27-21-3006302
Contact e-mail: TAYLORPE at superbowl.und.ac.za

J.L.B. Smith Institute
Director - Dr Paul Skelton
Private Bag 1015
GRAHAMSTOWN
6140
Tel. +27-461-27124
Fax  +27-461-22403
Contact e-mail: ihpz at guppy.ru.ac.za

East London Museum
Director - Ms Nancy Teitz
Box 11021
SOUTHERNWOOD
5213
Tel. +27-431-430686
Fax  +27-431-433127

Port Elizabeth Museum
Director - Mrs Sylvia van Zyl
13147
HUMEWOOD
6013
Tel. +27-41-561051/3
Fax  +27-41-562175
Contact e-mail: pemwrb at zoo.upe.ac.za


McGregor Museum
Director - Mr Elizabeth Vogt
P.O. Box 316
KIMBERLEY
8301
Tel. +27-531-32645
Fax  +27-531-829311

Parking: You may park without charge on the UCT campus.  Sites
will be indicated on the HENNIG-15 map to be provided to
registered delegates.

Car rental: UCT has a contract with Budget Car Rentals the
cheapest rate for which is currently US$35-40 per day including
insurance for a minimum of 5 days.  Budget's Fax no. is +27-21-
4399822.

Bus service: All major hotels will be serviced by kombi-type
busses at a modest charge.

Airfare information obtained from: Rennies Travel, University of
Cape Town -- rennies at socsci.uct.ac.za

Some fares quoted in March 1996 for December were:

London/Cape Town/London
SAA or British Airways - Pounds 872.00 = R4910.00
London/Paris/Cape Town/Paris/London
Air France - Pounds 620.00 = R3500.00

New York/Johannesburg/Cape Town/Johannesburg/New York
SAA - $2024.00 = R7420.00
New York/London/Cape Town/London/New York
British Airways - R6180.00
(to be booked and paid for at least 3 months in advance)

Perth/Johannesburg/Cape Town/Johannesburg/Perth
SAA or Qantas - Australian Dollars 2673.00 = R7480.00
Perth/Kuala Lumpur/Cape Town/Kuala Lumpur/Perth
Malaysian Airlines - R5146.00

Please note that the above fares are based on the current rate of
exchange and are subject to increases at any given time. The
above fares do not include airport taxes which are between
R130.00 and R230.00.

RENNIES TRAVEL
UCT IN HOUSE
LESLIE SOCIAL SCIENCES BUILDING

TEL: +27-21-6868785
FAX: +27-21-6892100

                  HENNIG-15 - PRECONGRESS TOURS

This is a message from:
Ms K Maze or Mr T Verboom
Department of Botany
University of Cape Town
Private Bag
7700 Rondebosch
SOUTH AFRICA
Tel int+27-21-650 2438/9
Fax int+27-21-650 4041

Email Maze at botzoo.uct.ac.za

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With a staggering 8,500 plant species packed into a relatively
small area of only 90,000 square kilometres, the Cape Floral
Kingdom ranks among the most botanically rich areas on earth.
Mountainous and rugged, this corner of the African continent is
also home to most major animal groups, and boasts an impressive
temperate marine biota.

We invite you to explore this fascinating realm under the expert
guidance of a biological team from the University of Cape Town.
On offer is a six-day precongress tour which promises, among
other things, the following highlights:

* A chance to experience four African biomes (Mountain & Lowland
Fynbos, Succulent Karoo, Afromontane Forest and Temperate-
Marine).

* A comprehensive tour of the Cape Peninsula, including Table
Mountain and Cape Point, the meeting point of the Atlantic and
Indian Oceans.

* A visit to Langebaan Lagoon, a wetland of international
importance, famed for its significance as a major overwintering
site for palaearctic waders.

* An opportunity to sample the fine produce of the Cape
vineyards, at its source.

* Exploration of the De Hoop Nature Reserve, home of the African
Fish Eagle. This locality also boasts some of the largest coastal
dunes in southern Africa, a major bat colony and the last
remaining Cape Vulture colony in the Cape region.

* Visits to at least three botanic gardens set in very diverse
habitats, among these the world-famous Kirstenbosch.

* An opportunity to sample the Cape at its very best.

Cost: approx US$540 per person  (includes accommodation, meals,
airconditioned transport, entrance fees to reserves etc. for the
full six days).

Travel arrangements by Rufaro Travel Services (Cape Town), tour
guides trained biologists form the University of Cape Town.

For more information please contact us as soon as possible.
Reservations deadline: 15 April 1996.
Note that tour is dependent on sufficient interest.
One day specialised tours also available on request.



PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

Sunday, 15 December

15h00-19h00   Registration - Niven Library

19h00-22h00   Reception - Niven Library

Monday, 16 December

08h30-09h00   Opening remarks

              Tim Crowe, Eric Harley and Peter Linder
              Local Oraganizing Committee

              Prof. Cliff Moran, Dean Faculty of Science
              Welcome

              President, Willi Hennig Society

Symposium

09h00-10h30

10h30-11h00  Coffee/Tea break

11h00-12h30  Open discussion

12h30-14h00  Lunch

14h00-15h30  Contributed papers

15h30-16h00  Coffee/Tea break

16h00-17h00  Poster session

17h00-17h30  Open discussion

18h00-late   Software demonstrations, beer and supper at the UCT
             Club

Tuesday, 17 December

Symposium

08h30-10h30

10h30-11h00  Coffee/Tea break

11h00-12h30  Open discussion

12h30-14h00  Lunch

14h00-15h30  Contributed papers

15h30-16h00  Coffee/Tea break

16h00-17h00  Poster session

17h00-17h30  Open discussion

18h00-late   Software demonstrations, beer and supper at the UCT
             Club

             Excursion to 'The Waterfront'


Wednesday, 18 December -- Free day - Tour along 'The Wine Route'

19h00-late Willi Hennig Society Council Dinner -- UCT Club


Thursday, 19 December

Symposium

08h30-10h30

10h30-11h00  Coffee/Tea break

11h00-12h00  Symposium or contributed papers

12h00-12h30  Open discussion

12h30-14h00  Lunch

14h00-15h30  Contributed papers

15h30-16h00  Coffee/Tea break

16h00-17h00  Poster session

17h00-17h30  Open discussion

19h00-late   Symposium Banquet -- UCT Club.
             Speaker: to be named


Friday, 20 December

Symposium

08h30-10h30

10h30-11h00  Coffee/Tea break

11h00-12h00

12h00-12h30  Open discussion

12h30-14h00  Lunch

14h00-15h30  Contributed papers

15h30-16h00  Coffee/Tea break

16h00-17h00  Poster session

17h00-17h30  Open discussion

17h30-18h30  Fellows Meeting -- Willi Hennig Society


                        REGISTRATION FORM

            (Please Type or Print with Block Letters)

RETURN TO TIM CROWE VIA E-MAIL - tmcrowe at botzoo.uct.ac.za or fax
+27-21-6503295 (from outside South Africa) 021-6503295 (from
within South Africa) or post FitzPatrick Institute, University of
Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa

Name: ___________________________________________________________

Institution: ____________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

Telephone: Work: __________________  Home:  _____________________
Fax Number:  ______________________  Email: _____________________

All fees in U.S. Dollars ($)       $ Per Person       Total
(Please indicate in blank space those items for which you are
paying)

Pre-registration      US$ 50.00 (after August 1 - $75) _________
Guest Fee             US$ 20.00                        _________
Student Registration  US$ 25.00 (after August 1 - $40) _________
Banquet               US$ 20.00 (students free)        _________
Delegates paying in South African  Rands should
multiply the above amounts by 4.

PAYMENT, POSTING, ETC.:

______ Check in US dollars or South African Rands
should payable to the University of Cape Town


Signature _______________________

E-mail/Mail abstract, registration information, and payment to:
Prof. Tim Crowe, FitzPatrick Institute, University of Cape Town,
Rondebosch 7700, South Africa; Telephone +27(21)6503292/7/1, FAX
+27(21)6503295 (within South Africa replace +27(21) with 021),
email: tmcrowe at botzoo.uct.ac.za

                            HENNIG-15
             CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED PAPERS AND POSTERS

Title of Paper: _________________________________________________
Author(s) [Please Circle Person Presenting Paper]: ______________
_________________________________________________________________
Speaker's Institution: __________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
Speaker's Address: ______________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
Speaker's Telephone: _____________________Fax: __________________
              Email: _____________________

This contribution is a (check one): ( ) Contributed Paper
( ) Poster ( ) Student Paper

If you would like to display software at a computer workshop,
please indicate the software to be demonstrated and your specific
needs: __________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________

Don Rosen Award:  Oral papers in the contest for the Don Rosen
Award for best student presentation will be assessed by an
evaluation committee and the results announced at the banquet on
Wednesday.

THE FOLLOWING SYMPOSIA ARE PLANNED.  HOWEVER, SINCE THE
ADVERTISEMENT FOR HENNIG-15 IN SYSTEMATIC BIOLOGY (GIVING THE
DATE FOR RECEIPT OF SUGGESTIONS FOR SYMPOSIA AS 15 JANUARY 1996)
APPEARED ONLY IN MARCH 1996, WE WILL EXTEND THE DEADLINE FOR
SUGGESTIONS TO 15 MAY 1996.

1) BASAL EVOLUTION OF ANGIOSPERMS

2) ANALYSIS OF LARGE DATA SETS

3) SPECIES CONCEPTS

4) TESTING PHYLOGENIES

5) MOLECULAR SYSTEMATICS

PLUS VARIOUS WORKSHOPS ON COMPUTERIZED CLADISTICS

Audio-visual equipment needed: 35 mm slide projector _____;
overhead projector ________; special needs ______________________

Contributed paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes with 5
minutes for questions.


    ABSTRACT -- TO BE RECEIVED BY TIM CROWE BY 1 AUGUST 1996

Please type, single spaced, using 10 or 12 point type.  Using all
capitals, list FIRST AUTHOR, last name first; OTHER AUTHORS
(asterisk on speaker's name); in lower case, institution of each
author, using superscripts, if necessary, for multiple authors.
On a new line, type the TITLE in all capitals.  Leaving one blank
line after the title, indent three spaces and begin the abstract
(in lower case).

EXAMPLE
________________________________________________________________
BASSINGER, K.*, Stone, S. & Pheiffer, M.  American Museum of
Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St. New York, New York
10024, USA
BASIC INSTINCTS IN PHYLOGENETICS

     A new parsimony algorithm which we call the 'ice pick' is
demonstrated to ........etc.
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Peter Linder
Bolus Herbarium
Botany Department
UCT
Rondebosch 7700
fax +27-21-6504041




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