Understanding biodiversity dynamics using diverse data sources is jointly organised and funded by the CBA (Craig Moritz) and CSIRO (Owain EdwardsAlexie Papanicolaou and Russell Dinnage).

The symposium will be structured around two interacting themes:

  1. Visualisation and biodiversity informatics
  2. Inferring evolutionary and ecological dynamics

Invited speakers include:

  • Karen Cranston (NESCent)
  • Rob Beiko (Dalhousie)
  • Ian Holmes (UC Berkeley)
  • David Kidd (Kingston)
  • Owen McMillan (STRI)
  • Thiago Rangel (Universidade Federal do Goias)
  • James Rosindell (Imperial College London)
  • Marc Cadotte (Toronto)
  • Giovanni Rapacciuolo (UC Berkeley) 
  • Joe Miller (National Science Foundation/CSIRO)
  • Greg McInerny (Oxford)
  • Megan Supple (STRI)
  • Simon Ferrier (CSIRO)
  • Marcel Cardillo (ANU)
  • Renee Catullo (CSIRO)
The participants at the conference represent an eclectic mix of theoreticians, modelers, computer scientists, biologists and geoscientists who share this common goal. The main aim of the meeting is to stimulate stronger integration across these disciplines and inform the development of the concepts and tools necessary to make sense of the data flood. To this end we have structured the meeting as follows:
  • Invited talks and contributed talks/posters to set the scene;
  • Workshops on new methods for data integration and visualization to build skills; and
  • Two complementary working groups (by invitation) focusing on (i) methods for data integration and visualization, and (ii) inferring eco-evolutionary processes. The latter “Processes” working group will develop the conceptual framework and use-cases with which to inform the activities and aspirations of the former “Bioinformatics” working group.

An evening science talk and discussion, a social evening gathering and lunch-time poster sessions will also be held.

Updated:  25 September 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director/Page Contact:  Coordinator