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The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Bocas Research Station, Bocas del Toro, Panama is offering two short courses in the taxonomy and biology of Caribbean sponges (July 17-28, 2006), and tunicates (August 13-27, 2006). Registration for each course is $US 400 (some fellowships are available). Deadline for applications is March 1, 2006. For more details on the courses and how to apply please visit http://striweb.si.edu/taxonomy/ (Caribbean sponges) and
The first international scientific conference on Barcoding of Life was held at the Natural History Museum in London in February 2005 and the October 2005 issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences reviews the scientific challenges discussed during this conference and in previous publications. Subscribers to Philosophical Transactions can access the full content online.
Non-subscribers can purchase the print issue at a specially reduced price of √?¬£45/$US75 for a limited amount of time (usual price: √?¬£115/US$195).
To place an order at the discounted price, please contact The Royal Society by any of the methods below, quoting reference TB 1462:
The awards offered by the Society have been updated with new deadlines. These include the Mini-PEET awards, the Ernst Mayr Award and the Graduate Student Award for students, and scholarships for researchers from developing countries.
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University seeks a plant evolutionary biologist using modern molecular phylogenetic methods to understand evolutionary mechanisms and organismal diversity.√?¬† They particularly welcome applicants whose interests complement existing faculty strengths in evolutionary biology, ecology, and plant biology, as well as ongoing university initiatives in environmental change, genomics, and computational biology. Requirements include a Ph.D., a strong record of research excellence, and potential for excellence in teaching.√?¬† The new hire will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, teach courses such as phylogenetics or plant diversity, and contribute to graduate training.√?¬†
Ken Halanych has a 12 month postdoc position to use molecular tools to work on annelid phylogeny. In particular, the position will focus on Ophryotrocha and other Dorvilleids living in sulphide rich environments. This is part of a project funded by the US National Science Foundation in collaboration with Lisa Levin of Scripps Institute of Oceanography. There will be opportunities to expand the scope of annelid based research conducted. Ideally the successful person will be knowledgeable in annelid morphology, taxonomy and molecular phylogenetics. However, all are encouraged to apply as the pool of people familiar with all these areas is quite limited. The position is available to be filled as soon as possible.
The 2nd Meeting of the International Society for Phylogenetic Nomenclature (ISPN) will take place June 29 √Ę‚?¨" July 2, 2006 at Yale University. This meeting will follow the format of the 1st and founding meeting of the ISPN that was held in Paris, France in 2004 by providing opportunities for formal oral and poster presentations while leaving ample time for discussions. The annual business meeting of the ISPN will also be held during this conference.
The Genealogical World of Phylogenetic Networks
BMC Evolutionary Biology