Sessions

Contributions (either oral and poster communications) will be separated in one of the 6 following categories:

 

- Biodiversity Dynamics and Conservation

This session deals with research linked to conservation biology and biological diversity. This includes studies of Earth's ecosystems, molecular diversity, distribution, abundance and dynamics of micro- to macroscopic organisms, and their interactions with other life-forms and/or physical environment. Submissions about philosophy and epistemology are also allowed.

 

- Humanities and Natural Sciences

This session is focused on the interactions between anthropological and natural sciences. We consider papers dealing with relations between: modern human societies and their environment (human ecology, ethnobiology, museology of natural history, environmental psychology…) ;past human societies and their environment using archaeological and historical data (physical anthropology, prehistory, interaction between proto-historical/historical societies and nature). Submissions about philosophy and epistemology dealing with interactions between natural and human sciences are also welcomed.

 

- Systematics, Evolution and Comparative Anatomy

This session features all aspects of comparative anatomy and morphology, evo-devo, experimental evolution, paleobiology, taxonomy, phylogenetic and phylogeography, theories and models. Submissions about philosophy and epistemology are also allowed.

 

Earth and Planetary Sciences

This session concentrates on topics related to climatology, biogeochemistry, cosmochemistry and cosmology, geochemistry, geology, geomorphology, glaciology, hydrology and limnology, mineralogy, oceanography, paleoecology, biostratigraphy, paleobiogeography, palaeoenvironmental reconstructions, taphonomy, petrology, tectonics, volcanology.

 

- Evolutionary Ecology

This sessions covers all problematics related to the mecanisms of evolution in relation with the physico-chemical and biological environment of species. Specifically: life-history trait evolution (behaviour and anatomic traits), phenotypic plasticity, population genetics, adaptative radiation.

 

- Methods in Natural Sciences

This session is devoted to presentations with an original use of standard methods in natural History, innovative methods, thoughts on existing methods and reflection on the general concepts of natural History.

 

A keynote speaker will open each of these multidisciplinary themes with a lecture on a relevant topic.

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