Last day for early bird registration for Systematikdagarna!

The deadline for early bird registration for Systematikdagarna 2018, to be held in Lund on November 26 and 27, is October 31! Remember to register and send in an abstract if you would like to give a presentation! A preliminary schedule for the meeting is given on https://systematikforeningen.se/verksamhet/systematikdagarna/systematikdagarna-2018/ where you will also find a link to the registration web page. Two plenary talks will pave the way for the rest of the conference. On Monday 26 November, Catarina Rydin (Stockholm University) will talk about the macroevolution of the mysterious Gnetales, and on Tuesday 27 November, Martin Irestedt (Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet) will tell us about the power of museomics for understanding bird of paradise phylogenetics. We have several invited speakers as well, Nicolas Chazot (University of Gothenburg), Petra Korall (Uppsala University), Martin Ryberg (Uppsala University), Johannes Bergsten (Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet) and Jadranka Rota (Lund University).

Come and share your latest research on the systematics of life! Welcome to Lund! 

Best regards,

Niklas Wahlberg (main organiser)

Inga Systematikdagar men Systematikmöte 2017!

Systematikmöte 2017

Datum/Tid Datum 2017-10-23 10:00 – 16:30

Eftersom Systematikföreningen är med och arrangerar den stora systematikkonferensen BioSyst.EU i Göteborg den 15-18 augusti, blir det inga vanliga Systematikdagar 2017. Istället blir det ett kortare evenemang i samband med föreningens årsmöte den 23 oktober:

Systematics – a future perspective

A joint meeting focusing on future research areas, career strategies, networks and cross-thinking

  • When: October 23:rd 2017 at 10.00-16.30
  • Location: Lilla föreläsningssalen at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm (Frescativägen 40, T-bana Universitet)

Welcome to an inspiration day!

Besides performing the yearly meeting for Svenska Systematikföreningen we invite you to discuss the future and strategies for systematists. The idea is to focus on possible career steps and, in a positive sense, how Systematics can meet future needs.

This day is of course open for all members of Svenska Systematikföreningen in addition to scientists and researchers working within the fields of Systematics (or adjacent fields) as well as biology students, master students, PhD students and postdocs interested in these subjects. The meeting is arranged by the Swedish Taxonomy Initiative (STI) / Svenska artprojektet and Svenska Systematikföreningen in collaboration with the Swedish Museum of Natural History (NRM).

Preliminary content and sessions:

  1. Strategies for an academic career in Systematics and Taxonomy. Invited speakers tell their own stories, including active choices and coincidences, and the pros and cons on collaborations with other scientific fields (e.g. bioinformatics, conservation biology, big data, citizen science, ecology, biodiversity, climate research).
  2. Non-academic career – does it exist? Invited speaker/s on subjects like: Are systematics and taxonomy needed outside the universities and museums? How can our capabilities or competences be used and utilized in Swedish governmental conservation work? Can citizen associations and environmental protection agencies use systematists and taxonomists?
  3. Advice and strategies for research applications. Invited speaker/s on questions like: How is the reasoning and thoughts in an application board? What is a good application? Why are applications rejected?
  4. Future research areas – e.g. priorities within artprojektet/artprojekten. Invited speaker/s and panel discussion on the future for systematists, and how to modernize and take these scientific fields to the next era.
  5. Annual meeting – årsmöte Svenska Systematikföreningen. In Swedish.

Registration and more information

 Registration fee 200 SEK. A modest lunch and fika are included. Please register at systematikforeningen.se/events/systematikmote-2017/. Note: If you have an account on systematikforeningen.se: log in before filling out the registration form!

For more information, please contact mats.wedin@nrm.se, Secretary Svenska Systematikföreningen or malin.strand@slu.se, Scientific Coordinator Svenska artprojektet.

Welcome to Göteborg on April 19: Scott Edwards’ lecture and inauguration of GGBC

Welcome to Scott Edward’s public lecture and inauguration of the Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre

Date: April 19, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Conference Centre Wallenberg, Medicinaregatan 20 A, Wallenbergsalen, Göteborg

Programme

14.00 Welcome! – Karin Hårding, GoCas representative
14.05 Pam Fredman, rektor GU
14.10 Stefan Bengtsson, rektor Chalmers
14.15 Alexandre Antonelli, director Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre
14.25-15.10 Scott Edwards (Harvard University), Origins of Biodiversity: Birds, Dinosaurs and DNA
15.10-15.30 Questions and discussion
15.30-16.00 Coffee, cake and continued discussions. Informal poster session.
Origins of Biodiversity: Birds, Dinosaurs and DNA
Although we know from paleontology that dinosaurs are still among us in the form of birds today, it is less clear how dinosaur genomes changed to evolve into the streamlined, feathery creatures that are now found throughout the globe. In this talk we will take a journey starting from the dinosaur ancestors of birds and learn how modern genomics and evolutionary theory can tell us not only what dinosaur genomes looked like, but also the key events in DNA that transformed dinosaurs into birds. It is a fascinating story covering over 200 million years of evolution, and gives us insight into how birds are coping with modern pressures of human-induced global changes.

From early April to June 2017, Professor Scott V. Edwards from Harvard University is leading researchers from biology, medicine, mathematics, physics and computer science in a joint effort to reach new insights in the evolution of biodiversity on earth.

More information at: http://www.chalmers.se/en/centres/GoCAS/Events/Origin-of-Biodiversity/Pages/default.aspx

Swedish press release at: 

Dagordning till Systematikföreningens årsmöte 2016

Som tidigare meddelats kommer Systematikföreningens årsmöte att äga rum under Systematikdagarna 2016 som pågår 21-22 november i Uppsala.

Dagordning:

  1. Mötet öppnas
  2. Val av mötesordförande, mötessekreterare och två justeringspersoner
  3. Fråga om mötet blivit i behörig ordning utlyst
  4. Styrelsens årsberättelse inklusive ekonomisk berättelse
  5. Revisionsberättelse
  6. Fråga om ansvarsfrihet för styrelsen för föregående års förvaltning
  7. Val av ordförande för föreningen
  8. Val av övriga styrelseledamöter
  9. Val av en revisor och en revisorssuppleant
  10. Val av valberedning på tre personer
  11. Fastställande av eventuell årsavgift
  12. Ärenden, som styrelsen förelägger årsmötet
    1. BioSyst EU 2017
    2. Ev. övriga ärenden
  13. Övriga frågor som med motivering inkommit till styrelsen senast fyra veckor innan årsmötet
  14. Mötet avslutas

Välkomna!

Registration for Systematikdagarna 2016

There have been some problems with confirmation e-mails for those who have registered for Systematikdagarna 2016. I have now experimented with the settings, and hope that it works better now. If you have tried to register, but not yet received a confirmation e-mail, please let me know at webmasterSNABELAsystematikforeningen.se (replace SNABELA with @)!

Systematikdagarna 2016 will take place in Uppsala 21-22 November. Last day to register at reduced fee is 31 October. Programme and registration: https://systematikforeningen.se/verksamhet/systematikdagarna/systematikdagarna-2016/

And sorry to those of you who might have received multiple confirmation e-mails!

 

Systematikdagarna 2016 in Uppsala: Registration open!

Draft programme for Systematikdagarna 21-22 November in Uppsala is now published at https://systematikforeningen.se/verksamhet/systematikdagarna/systematikdagarna-2016/. Registration is also open. Welcome!

For those who want to register to Systematikdagarna and already have an account on systematikforeningen.se: please log in before starting registration.

For those who do not have an account on systematikforeningen.se: you can register for Systematikdagarna without a user account. If you want to create a user account on systematikforeningen.se, you might experience some problems (unfortunately the form doesn’t tell you why your account can’t be created. Common errors include: e-mail address already associated with an account, you forgot one of the mandatory fields, password too short or you didn’t get the last question right. When you have succeeded with your account creation, instead of a “Welcome to Systematikföreningen” e-mail, you might get a “Password changed” confirmation e-mail). Sorry about that, will try to fix it.

Please report any other web site errors to webmaster—snabela—systematikforeningen.se