Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bay Area Biosystematists Meeting: w/ Quenton Wheeler - Feb 9

Announcement below:

Bay Area Biosystematists Meeting: Tuesday, 9 February, 2010

at UC Berkeley, 2063 Valley Life Sciences Bldg.

"Biodiversity Discovery"

Featuring Quentin Wheeler from Arizona State University
Plus contributions from additional panel discussants TBA

Quentin Wheeler is a well-known insect systematist interested in biodiversity discovery, phylogenetics, and species concepts. He is University Vice President and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University. He was also one of the founders of the International Institute for Species Exploration at ASU (, producers of the great You Tube video "Planet Bob" (, which uses humor to focus attention on biodiversity and taxonomy (and won a 2008 Webby Award).

Schedule and venue:
5:30 - social gathering with beverages and informal pizza dinner:
cost ca. $10, to be collected at door, 2063 Valley Life Sciences Bldg.,
UC Berkeley campus.
7:00 - talk followed by discussion, in same room.

Reservations required for beverages and dinner (but not the talk). Please email reservations to your host, Brent Mishler by Sunday, Feb. 7th

For a map of campus and view of VLSB, use the link below.

All are welcome, members or not. If you want to join the Biosystematists, a venerable yet exceptionally lively group that provides the only inter-institutional seminar/discussion forum addressing evolutionary topics in the Bay Area, sign up for the mailing list at:

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