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
Symposium language: English
Organisation: Dr. Timo Moritz, Deutsches Meeresmuseum, Stralsund