The Missouri Botanical Garden will host its 66th Annual Fall Symposium entitled “The Origins and Maintenance of Neotropical Biodiversity” on October 11-12, 2019.
The American tropics might be the most biodiverse region in the planet. Scientists are still putting together the pieces of the puzzle that explains this mega-diversity. This year’s Symposium brings together a distinguished group of speakers actively working to further our understanding of the evolutionary and ecological mechanisms responsible for the generation and maintenance of species diversity in the Neotropics. The symposium will integrate approaches across scales, from large-scales studies on the diversification and evolution of clades, to local-scale research on species interactions. The program will be of interest to students of systematics, phylogeny, evolution, and conservation.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! For more information about the symposium, speakers, registration, local accommodations, posters and travel awards for students, please follow this link: www.mobot.org/symposium
Registration includes access to Friday evening mixer, and Saturday all-day scientific program, coffee breaks and lunch. MBG staff and local students can register for free using a prepaid access code, please inquire before registering.