Origin of Biodiversity

The role of museums in modern evolutionary biology

Here we will showcase examples of museums and herbaria applying 21st century technologies to quantifying, analyzing and making accessible biodiversity records in the era of ‘big data’.

The symposium runs June 7-9, on the first day there are open lectures for everyone interested.

Local host: Mari Källesjö

Wednesday 7 June

Open lectures 13:30-17:30 (Botanical Garden)
13:30–14:10 Scott Edwards (Harvard) Using ornithology collections for research and teaching in ecology and evolution
14:10–14:50 Johannes Müller (Berlin Museum) 3D imaging and natural history collections: opportunities, challenges, and examples from the Museum of Natural History Berlin
15:20–16:00 Rosie Gillespie (UC Berkeley) Evolution of Communities on Islands & the Role of Museum Collections
16:00–16:40 Freek T. Bakker (Biosystematics Group, Wageningen University) Herbarium DNA, fragmentation and plastomics: getting archival plant DNA to work. 

Category Public lecture
Location: Botanical Garden
Starts: 07 June, 2017, 09:00
Ends: 07 June, 2017, 17:00

Published: Thu 30 Mar 2017. Modified: Wed 07 Jun 2017