CAVEPS 2013: Conference on Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics

December 21, 2012
The 14th CAVEPS will be held at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, from Monday 30 September to Friday 4 October 2013. It will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the inaugural University of California Berkeley expedition headed by Professor Ruben Stirton to hunt for Australian Tertiary mammal fossils. CAVEPS 2013 will showcase the interconnectedness of research in vertebrate morphology, phylogeny, development, taphonomy, evolution, palaeoecology and ancient environments. A major aim is to encourage participation from researchers who are neither palaeontologists nor focused strictly on Australasian problems, but whose research offers much in terms of understanding the past, present and future of the biota. Draft Program Day 1 workshops on analytical techniques and practises. Ideal for PhD/Hons students but open to all. Days 2–5 general and three themed sessions: 1. Stirton symposium: Reflecting on the Legacy of Stirton and his Students 2. Phylogeny: Bridging the Molecular–Morphological Divide 3. Palaeoecology: Modern Methods and Recent Advances Field Trips Pre-conference – Kangaroo Island, 27–29 Sept.; post-conference – Lake Eyre Basin, 6–12 Oct. 2013. Contact Gavin Prideaux for information and circulars (