19 February 2017 - 24 February 2017
Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco, Lucca (Barga), Italy

Speciation 2017

The major focus of the conference is to facilitate bridge-building among disparate approaches to speciation research and between the European, North American, and Asian communities of speciation researchers. It continues a tradition of international conferences on speciation research that was initiated by the European Research Networking Programme Frontiers of Speciation Research (FroSpects)

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Chair


Åke Brännström, Evolution and Ecology Program, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria & Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden weblink

Vice Chair


Rebecca Safran, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA 

Organizers


Gordon Research Conferences (GRC), West Kingston, USA weblink
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria

The GRC on Speciation 2017 is the world's largest conference on speciation research. It continues a tradition of international conferences on speciation research that was initiated by the European Research Networking Programme Frontiers of Speciation Research (FroSpects). The three conferences held thus far, in 2010, 2013, and 2015, have facilitated bridge-building between disparate approaches to speciation research and have attracted hundreds of participants from all facets of speciation research. The first two conferences were organized by FroSpects and the conference is since 2015 sponsored and organized through Gordon Research Conferences (GRC).

Click the image to enlarge the GRC Speciation 2017 poster.

Two key factors set the 2017 Speciation GRC apart from other conferences in the field. First, as for all GRCs, the conference strongly emphasizes presentation of unpublished results and ample time for discussion and networking. To help participants place the recent progress into context, each session will start with an easily accessible introduction by the discussion leader. Second, building on the heritage from FroSpects five years of operation, the conference aims to integrate, synthesize, and build bridges between directions and approaches in modern speciation research. This aim permeates the selection of speakers in all sessions and is the explicit basis for the opening and closing session.

Providing further opportunities for young researchers, the conference will be directly preceded by a two-day Gordon Research Seminar (GRS), co-chaired by Amanda Hund and Laurel Symes, that allows early-career scientists the chance to get involved at the forefronts of modern speciation research. Participants of the GRS will engage in scientific discussions on salient topics of interest, thereby gaining knowledge and confidence for their participation in the following GRC. In addition to the direct benefit for young researchers, the GRS also helps ensure that the conference will be attended by speciation researchers from all career stages from recent PhD students to respected authorities and leading international experts on speciation research.

For the agenda including the confirmed invited speakers click here.



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CONTACT DETAILS

Ake Brännström

Senior Research Scholar

Evolution and Ecology

T +43(0) 2236 807 535

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GRC Speciation 2017

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313