You can expect a few posts in the coming days that summarize the major findings we've taken away from the Evolution 2009 meetings in Moscow, Idaho. In the meantime, I'm posting a few photos that might give people who weren't there a flavor for the venue, and to everyone a chance to drop random thoughts they might have in the meeting's immediate aftermath. Moscow was a lovely little town and campus was beautiful. Thanks to all those who made the meeting possible, and the conference's local organizers in particular! Special thanks also to One World Cafe and it's staff, without whom myself and other members of the Dechronization crew may not have lasted more than a day. Photo legend (top to bottom): (1) Craig Moritz'sSSE presidential address in the Kibbie Dome, an airplane hanger-like venue that is also the venue for the University of Idaho's home football games, (2) Luke Harmon on stage for his ASN Young Investigator Award lecture on "Causes and Effects o f Adaptive Radiation" (note: not picking, clearly scratching), (3) caffeine addicts trying in vain to get a fix during the meeting's first few days, (4) the court-room venue that was located in the U of I's law school and was complete with a judges stand and jury box.
Dechronization is authored by evolutionary biologists interested in the development and application of methods for estimating phylogeny and making phylogeny-based inferences. The goal of the blog is to provide a forum for discussion of the latest research and methods, while also providing anecdotes, tidbits of natural history, and other related information.