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StĂ?Â©phane Guindon and Olivier Gascuel's paper
According to the ISI, a fast breaking paper is a paper in the top 1% of the most cited papers in a field which has had the largest percentage increase in citations from one bimonthly update to the next.
LaTeX users can rejoice as thanks to Ashleigh Smythe there is now a BibTeX template for formating references in Systematic Biology style. The template and instructions on how to use it are here.
Any and all poems concerning the theme of evolution are solicited; serious, funny, tragic, elegant, nonsensical, in any style including tanka, limericks, haiku, free verse, couplets, and epic poems.
Winner(s) to be announced and poem(s) read at the
Prize(s) also remain to be determined, but will be glorious and highly desirable.
Call for applications for undergraduates of diverse backgrounds to attend the 2005 meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution/Society of Systematic Biologists
Call for volunteer mentors for this program from graduate
For full details visit the website.
The February 2005 issue is now available. Data sets and appendices can be downloaded from here.
The Society for Systematic Biologists invites proposals for symposia at the 2006 SSB meeting to be held at the State University of New York, Stonybrook June 23-27, 2006. The meeting will be held jointly with the American Society of Naturalists and the Society for the Study of Evolution. Proposals should include (1) a descriptive title, (2) one or two paragraphs explaining the purpose of the symposium and its relevance to systematics, (3) a list of presentations including proposed speakers, their institutions or affiliations, and their presentation titles, (4) an indication of whether the speakers have been invited and whether they have agreed to participate, and (5) the proposed length of each talk.
The Society of Systematic Biologists is pleased to announce the availability of awards for revisionary taxonomy and systematics, modeled after the NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Advancing Revisionary Taxonomy and Systematics (ARTS) recently developed within the Systematics and Biodiversity Science Cluster. We are calling these 'mini-ARTS' grants. These awards are designed to allow SSB members (students, post-docs, and faculty) to spend a summer or semester apprenticed to an expert in a particular taxonomic group or to enhance revisionary taxonomic and systematics research in novel ways. Goals of this award program are to address constraints on our knowledge of undescribed biodiversity, assist in passing on taxonomic expertise before it is lost, increase the number of students with broad training in organismal biology and systematics, and support projects in biodiversity and taxonomy informatics as well as monographic and revisionary taxonomy. Activities can include a trip to the taxonomist's laboratory, pay for the taxonomist to visit the applicant's laboratory for a period of time, or pay for costs of computer time or development of interactive keys for electronic dissemination of systematics results. Requests for support may be in any amount up to $3,000. We will fund two or three of these awards this year.
The Barcode of Life
The Genealogical World of Phylogenetic Networks
BMC Evolutionary Biology
Molecular Biology and Evolution