[Taxacom] conference announcement BioSystematics Berlin 2011

Ohl, Michael Michael.Ohl at mfn-berlin.de
Wed May 5 09:01:04 CDT 2010

*** Conference Announcement ***


BioSystematics Berlin 2011




The Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum at the Freie Universität Berlin (BGBM) and the Museum

für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity at the Humboldt-

Universität Berlin (MfN), are pleased to be the host institutions for the


*	7th International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology (ICSEB VII), 


*	12th Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Systematics (Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik, GfBS), 


*	20th International Symposium"Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology" of the German Botanical Society (DBG).


The scope of this joint congress is to bring together evolutionary biologists and systematists working

on plant, animal, and microscopical organisms to discuss and debate topics of common interest.

The focus will be on innovative and forward-looking ideas, concepts, and methods in systematic

and evolutionary biology. It will also provide a unique opportunity to highlight topics of biodiversity.

We hope to attract many researchers from different fields to this congress and look forward to

welcoming you in Berlin in February 2011.



The congress will be held at the Seminaris Science & Conference Center conveniently located in

Berlin-Dahlem, on the campus of the Freie Universität Berlin.



The congress will open with a plenary lecture on Paradigm Shifts in Systematics and Evolution.

Further plenary talks will be on the following five major conference topics:

* Trends in Taxonomy

* Evolution and Organisms in Time and Space

* The Evolutionary Thought: History, Philosophy and Society

* Evolution of Form and Function

* Inventorying and Managing Biodiversity

An evening lecture on Alexander von Humboldt's scientific work on tropical biodiversity will be



Call for Symposia

Proposals for symposia are currently being invited. For submitting a proposal, please contact the

congress office at berlin2011 at bgbm.org. Proposals corresponding to the five major conference

topics are especially encouraged, but all relevant topics will be considered by the organizers.

The deadline for submission of symposia proposals is 31 May 2010.


Contributed Papers and Call for Abstracts

The contribution of papers for oral or poster presentations are encouraged. All participants

interested in presenting a scientific contribution are kindly requested to submit a one-page

abstract in English to the congress office together with their registration.

Abstract submission and registration start 1 July 2010, deadline for abstracts and early registration is

30 September 2010.


Workshops and Satellite Meetings

Pre- and post-congress workshops are planned on different topics and will be announced in the

second circular. Organizers of additional workshops and satellite meetings are welcome. Please

contact the congress office at berlin2011 at bgbm.org.

Deadline for workshop proposals is 31 May 2010.


Time Schedule and Deadlines

31 May 2010 Call for workshops & symposia closes

1 July 2010 Abstract submission and online registration opens

30 September 2010 Deadline for submission of abstracts and early registration

21 - 27 February 2011 Congress

For individual pre-registration please contact the congress office. Your coordinates will be added

to our mailing-list.


Organizing Committee

Prof. Dr. Thomas Borsch (IOSEB President, BGBM)

Dr. Regine Jahn (GfBS President, IOSEB Secretary General, BGBM)


Prof. Dr. Dirk Albach (Section 'Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology' of DBG, Speaker)

Dr. Peter Giere (GfBS Council, MfN)

Prof. Dr. Werner Greuter (IOSEB Council, BGBM)

Dr. Christoph Häuser (MfN)

Jana Hoffmann (GfBS Council, MfN)

Dr. Cornelia Löhne (BGBM)

Dr. Diana Mutz (Dahlem Centre of Plant Sciences, DCPS)

Dr. Michael Ohl (GfBS Secretary General, MfN)


Congress Office and Contact

Birgit Nordt, berlin2011 at bgbm.org

Mailing address:

Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Freie Universität Berlin

Königin-Luise-Str. 6-8, 14195 Berlin, Germany

Phone: ++49/30/838 50 383, Fax: ++ 49/30/841 729 52


Please visit the congress homepage at http://www.biosyst-berlin-2011.de/ and distribute this information to all researchers and students potentially interested! 

Best wishes, 


Dr. Michael Ohl 

Curator // Head of Entomological Collections 

Museum fuer Naturkunde

Leibniz-Institut fuer Evolutions- und Biodiversitaetsforschung

an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Invalidenstr. 43 

D-10115 Berlin, Germany 

Tel: ++49-30-2093-8507 

Fax: ++49-30-2093-8868


E-Mail: michael.ohl(at)mfn-berlin.de 

URL: http://www.naturkundemuseum-berlin.de/mitarbeiter/mitarbeiter.asp?path=aboutus&name=Michael.Ohl


Geschäftsführer der Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik (GfBS) <http://www.gfbs-home.de/> 


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