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Symposium

Early Evolution of Clupeocephala

Morphology - Molecules - Methods

Time: 11. October 2018, 9:20 a.m.

Place: Zoologisches Institut mit Phyletischem Museum, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany.

Background: Together with elopomorphs and osteoglossomorphs the Clupeocephala comprise the teleosts, i.e. one of the most successfull vertebrate groups on our planet with more than 30,000 species. The interrelationships of clupeocephalans were controversially interpreted during the last decades and molecular studies generated even more contradicting hypotheses. Today genomic approaches present impressing data for phylogenetic relationships, but often morphological data conflicts these results. How can we explain these data? How did clupeocephalans evolve and diversivy? Which methods will help us to solve these questions? 

After a four year project on the phylogeny of basal clupeocephalans funded by the VolkswagenStiftung an international symposium will delineate the present state of the art. Researchers targeting clupeocephalan phylogeny with various methods will illustrate different approaches, progresses and remaining problems.

 

Invited speakers and topics:

 

Gloria Arratia (Kansas University, USA)

A 250 million years history and the diversification of Teleostei and its major clades

 

Chenghong Li (Ocean University, Shanghai)

Resolving the phylogenetic interrelationships among the clupeiforms using cross-species target gene enrichment

 

Nalani Schnell (Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, France)

The relevance of ontogeny and morphology in the age of genomics - morphology and phylogeny of Stomiiformes

 

Sébastien Lavoué (Taipei, Taiwan)

A global biogeographical perspective on the intercontinental distribution of the Ostariophysi, the largest freshwater fish group

 

Francesco Santini (Associazione Italiana per Studio Biodiversitá, Italy)

Macroevolutionary approaches to fish evolution combining molecular phylogenies, comparative methods and the fossil record: examples from Clupeocephala

 

Nicolas Straube (Zoologische Staatssammlung München, Germany)

Phylogenomics in fish - examples, challenges and results

 

Timo Moritz (Deutsches Meeresmuseum, Stralsund, Germany)

Phylogeny of basal clupeocephalans - review of the project and future perspectives

 

Registration: Participation is free of charge; registration is mandatory. Please send your full name and affiliation to Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots gesch├╝tzt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!. Number of participants is limited to 80. If you would like to give also a short contribution to the program please let me know.

Symposium language: English

Organisation: Dr. Timo Moritz, Deutsches Meeresmuseum, Stralsund

 

funded by: Logo Volkswagenstiftung