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2013 ECS Symposium on Macroevolution

12/4/2012


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS NINTH ANNUAL UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN EARLY CAREER SCIENTISTS SYMPOSIUM MACROEVOLUTION: FOSSILS, FRAMEWORKS AND PHYLOGENIES

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan invites nominations of outstanding scientists early in their careers to take part in an exciting international symposium on the conceptual and methodological integration of paleontological and phylogenetic approaches to the study of macroevolution. The symposium events will take place from 15-17 March 2013, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Nine early-career scientists will be selected to present their work alongside two plenary speakers and participate in panel discussions. We welcome nominations of scientists who are studying any aspect of macroevolution using paleontological, molecular phylogenetic, or theoretical approaches. We are especially interested in scientists whose work recognizes the promises and/or challenges of developing a unified neontological and paleontological framework for understanding macroevolutionary patterns. Early career scientists are defined as senior graduate students (who stand to receive their Ph.D. within one year), postdoctoral researchers, and first- or second-year faculty. A colleague or advisor must provide the nomination. A nomination consists of a brief letter of recommendation addressing the nominee’s scientific promise and ability to give a good talk, the nominee's curriculum vitae, and a brief abstract of the proposed presentation (< 200 words, written by the nominee). Nominations may be sent electronically (in one file if possible) to eeb-ecss-nomination@umich.edu using the nominee's name as the subject line (last name first, please). More information is available at http://sitemaker.umich.edu/ecss2013. All nominations must be received by January 15, 2013. Selected participants will be contacted by February 1, 2013 and will have all expenses covered (registration, travel and accommodation). An official announcement of the slate of speakers will be issued soon thereafter. For more information, contact Cindy Carl at cacarl@umich.edu.

2013 Early Career Scientists Symposium organizing committee: Lauren Sallan lsallan@umich.edu Dan Rabosky drabosky@umich.edu Yin-Long Qiu ylqiu@umich.edu Joseph Brown josephwb@umich.edu Valerie Syverson vsyverson@gmail.com Qixin He heqixin@umich.edu Michigan EEB website: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/eeb/

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