[Taxacom] Congress "Island Evolution 150 Years After Darwin" (pre-announcement)

Menno Schilthuizen schilthuizen at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 16 08:59:18 CDT 2008

150 Years after Darwin's On the Origin of Species, island evolution is entering a new phase. By habitat fragmentation, we humans create more and more islands, while at the same time, by transporting species from their native biomes, we remove the dispersal barriers that kept habitats isolated.
To explore the implications of this new era of island evolution, the National Museum of Natural History in Leiden, the Netherlands, together with the Darwin Center for Biogeology in Utrecht, the Netherlands, will co-organise an international congress on
"Island Evolution 150 Years After Darwin"
12 & 13 February 2009
Museum Naturalis
Leiden, the Netherlands
The meeting will bring together traditional students of island biotas, experimental/theoretical community ecologists, and evolutionary biologists, to explore the role of island-biological processes in a world in which the "island processes" of isolation and dispersal are being drastically altered.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Mark Lomolino (State University of New York, Syracuse)
Peter Morin (Rutgers University, New Jersey)
More information on the programme and the registration procedure will soon be available at: http://www.naturalis.nl/darwin2009

Menno Schilthuizen

National Museum of Natural History Naturalis
P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, the Netherlands
Tel. +31-71-5687769; e-mail schilthuizen at naturalis.nl


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