Thursday, December 14, 2017

Retroblogging 1993 SSE/SSN/SSB Meeting in Snowbird, Utah #evolution #ecology #systematics

So I am continuing on with Retroblogging past seminars and meetings and other events.  Today I am posting about the 1993 Joint meeting of SSE/SSB/ASN (Society for the Study of Evolution, Society of Systematic Biologists, American Society of Naturalists)

I drove to this meeting from Stanford with David Pollock and we went camping along the way at a relatively new National Park - Great Basin.  I brought my bike and overall had a nice time.

And then we arrived in Snowbird and, amazingly, at the reception I discovered that a friend of mine from high school Jeff Wager was working at the Snowbird resort.  Anyway - enough about me - here are my notes from the meeting.

UPDATE - And here is are scans of the program


  1. Total kick remembering that Jonathan! Is that my bike on the car behind yours? I'm pretty sure I let you do Wheeler on your own, but I can't remember if I brought a bike too. If so it is the rebuilt green one that I still have! I was even more impressed though that you still have your notes from the meeting. Even if I still have mine I am not sure it is worth the archaeological expedition to find them.

    1. the real question is - should I comment about the ride back?

    2. lmao, I was thinking that you were extremely kind to Goldstein and I not to!

    3. Look what else I found --- email announcing seminar by you and David G (I think practice for your talk at Snowbird): (It looks better in Courier Font I think)

      ******* SPECIAL SEMINAR ********

      FRIDAY JUNE 4, 1993
      12:00 NOON
      GILBERT 117

      An Improved Molecular Distance Measure -
      Noise Abatement in Phylogenetic Reconstruction




      Anyone interested in molecular phylogenetics should
      be interested in this.


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