[Taxacom] Conference: student bursaries for ‘Systematics - the science that underpins biology’, University of Oxford, 26-28 August 2015.

rupertwilson at rhs.org.uk rupertwilson at rhs.org.uk
Wed Feb 25 16:45:22 CST 2015


A number of bursaries are available for students to attend the forthcoming Systematics Association biennial conference ‘Systematics - the science that underpins biology’ that will be held at the University of Oxford from 26-28 August 2015.

This three-day meeting comprises four thematic sessions (The value of long term monitoring plots for plant systematics and ecology in the tropics; Comparative approaches to the origin of biodiversity; Accelerating the pace of taxonomy; Rooted in deep time: Palaeontological contributions to systematics) and contributed papers on  ANY topic related to systematic biology.

Five bursaries of £200 sponsored by the Linnean Society of London are open to students wishing to present a contributed talk or poster.
In addition, the British Ecological Society Tropical Ecology Group (BES-TEG) have also sponsored bursaries for students wishing to attend the symposium on ‘The value of long term monitoring plots for plant systematics and ecology in the tropics’.  Two bursaries of £1,500 are available for PhD students from tropical forest countries and 5 bursaries of £200 are open to all PhD students. Applicants are expected to attend the entire meeting as well as the specific symposium, and are encouraged to offer a contributed talk.

The deadline for bursary applications is midnight (23:59 GMT) 30th April 2015. The closing date for contributed papers is (23:59 GMT) 1st July 2015.
Further details can be found on the Systematics Association website at http://bit.ly/1zJ3BSg

Rupert Wilson (Systematics Association Webmaster)
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