The Society of Systematic Biologists is proud to support phyloseminar. Run by Frederick "Erick" Matsen (@ematsen), phyloseminar (which you can also follow on Twitter as@phyloseminar) is a series of online seminars covering just about every topic in phylogenetics. Broadcasting first started in 2009, and recent seminars have covered topics as diverse as Carl Woese's legacy, phylogenetics and cultural evolution, protein thermodynamics, and phylogenetics tools for R.
Reports from the Annual Meeting at Snowbird, Utah, 2013
||Council Meeting minutes
||Editor in Chief report (Ron DeBry)
||Editor-Elect report (Andy Anderson)
The Distributed European School of Taxonomy
is offering a two-week training course on BASICS OF TAXONOMY: DESCRIBING, ILLUSTRATING AND COMMUNICATING BIODIVERSITY. The course is ideal for early career and future taxonomists who want to learn more about DELTA, digital drawing, scientific illustration, writing and communication, and Scratchpads.
- Registration deadline is approaching: 24 June 2013
- Course dates: 14-25 October 2013
- Course venue: Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences, Kristineberg, Sweden
- Target audience: MSc students, PhD students, early career researchers; from any nationality
- Registration fee: 1200 Euro (includes course attendance, course material, accommodation and meals)
For detailed information and registration, please visit:
DEST is offering four grants of €500 to attend this course. For eligibility criteria and application procedure, see the above webpage.
The minutes of the Society of Systematic Biologists Mid-Year Executive Council Meeting (held via Skype) are now available.
We are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Spring Symposium hosted by Frontiers in Phylogenetics at NMNH: "Genome-scale Phylogenetics"
Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History
Washington, DC, Monday May 20, 2013
|9:30-9:35||Opening Remarks and Logistics|
|Michael Braun, Frontiers in Phylogenetics Program, NMNH|
|9:35-9:45||Introduction and Welcome to the Smithsonian|
|Eva Pell, Undersecretary for Science, Smithsonian Institution|
|9:45-10:30||My Students Could Do My Thesis in Five Minutes; How to Cope with the Next Generation|
|Rob DeSalle, Sackler Institute of Comparative Genomics, AMNH|
|10:30-11:00||Seminar title TBA|
|Erich Jarvis, Duke University Medical Center|
|11:30-12:00||Molecular Phylogenies, Genomics and the Bacterial Species Concept|
|Margaret Riley, University of Massachusetts Amherst|
|12:00-12:30||Phylotranscriptomics to Bring the Understudied Ostracoda into the Fold|
|Todd Oakley, University of California Santa Barbara|
|14:00-14:30||Seminar title TBA|
| Jun Wen, Department of Botany, NMNH|
|14:30-15:00||Genome-scale Phylogenetics of Rapid Adaptive Radiation: RAD Sequence Data Illuminates the History of Lake Victoria Cichlids|
|Catherine Wagner, Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Science and Technology|
|15:30-16:00||Shotgun in the Dark or a Rifle in the Daylight? The Case for Using Single Copy Orthologous Gene Capture in Phylogenetics|
|Gavin Naylor, Hollings Marine Lab, College of Charleston and Medical University of South Carolina|
|16:00-16:30||Achieving phylogenomic nirvana: ultraconserved elements (UCEs) capture history at the species, population, and individual levels|
|Brant Faircloth, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA|
|16:30-17:00||Unsolved Challenges- Panel Discussion on Future Directions|
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York invites applications and nominations for an outstanding scholar at the Full Curator & Full Professor level with internationally-recognized research and leadership credentials, and demonstrated, ongoing high-impact research productivity and grantsmanship, to provide innovative leadership for a new museum-wide initiative in comparative biology. This initiative will incorporate the work of multiple investigators at the Museum and at collaborating institutions in genomics and phenomics (large-scale phenotypic analysis), aimed at understanding the evolution and relationships of organisms in ways that clarify and illuminate the architecture of life. The successful candidate for this position should show experience and interest in managing large–scale, interdisciplinary, collaborative, multi-institutional projects and is expected to qualify for and be appointed as a tenured full curator in either the Division of Invertebrate Zoology or Vertebrate Zoology, and as a full professor in the Richard Gilder Graduate School at the AMNH. We seek a creative, active, broad-based researcher and dynamic academic leader who interacts well with others and who will utilize the extensive resources the Museum has to offer in the way of collections, research instrumentation and laboratories, teaching and mentoring, exhibition, and public education.
SSB Members - here is your chance to learn from some of the best and brightest in the Society of Systematic Biologists. All SSB members are invited to attend the inaugural Society of Systematic Biologists Workshop, which will be held on Friday June 21, 2013 between 1:00 and 5:00. This workshop is open only to members of SSB, so be sure to join
or renew your membership today!
|1:00||L. Lacey Knowles||Opening Remarks|
|1:05||Joe Felsenstein||Model-based statistical phylogenetics: past, present, and future.|
|1:40||Brant Faircloth||Using next-generation molecular techniques to achieve phylogenomic nirvana.|
|2:20||Peter Beerli||Comparing biogeographic hypotheses using MIGRATE.|
|3:10 - 3:30||Break|
|3:30||Jeet Sukumaran||Phylogeographic Model Selection Using Approximate Bayesian Computation.|
|4:15||Stacey Smith||The comparative toolbox: common approaches for diverse questions.|
|4:55||Bryan Carstens||Closing Remarks - Door prize giveaways|
There will be a short reception following the workshop - this will be the place to meet society members and discuss phylogenetic and phylogeographic methods.
Please contact Bryan Carstens <carstens dot 12 at osu dot edu> with questions.
The NSF is seeking candidates for Program Director in the Evolutionary Processes and the Systematics and Biodiversity Science Clusters within the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB), Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) in Arlington, VA.
SALARY RANGE: $105,211.00 to $163,957.00 / Per Year
Deadline to apply is March 15, 2013
More details at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/336904300?org=NSF
The United States National Science Foundation (NSF) is seeking a Division Director for the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. For more information andinstructions for how to apply, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/337479700?org=NSF. The last day to apply is March 8, 2013. Please circulate this announcement widely.
The Center of Macroecology, Evolution and Climate at the Natural History Museum of Denmark has an open postdoctoral position in entomology. The center has been established with funds from the Danish National Research Foundation ("Danmarks Grundforskningsfond"), the University of Copenhagen and the Technical University of Denmark. It is a long-term funded Center of Excellence that started 1st of January 2010. It will integrate terrestrial and marine research in a cross-disciplinary research program addressing fundamental questions on the origin, maintenance, conservation and future of life and biological diversity on Earth.