This is a joint meeting that aims to bring together researchers from the Anatomical Society and the Primate Society of Great Britain to share ideas and expertise, supported by a poster, wine and curry tasting reception! The symposium on ecomorphology is organised by Dr Susannah Thorpe, and focuses on understanding how complex interrelated factors have guided the evolution of gross morphological structure in primates. We consider ‘environment’ in the broadest terms, to include a primate’s social and cognitive environment as well as their physical habitat, since functional morphology may be determined by all these factors.
Invited speakers: Peter Aerts (Antwerp), Robin Crompton (Liverpool), Nathaniel Dominy (Dartmouth College), Sarah Elton (Durham), Kevin Hunt (Indiana), Tracey Kivell (Kent), Brigette Senut (Sorbonne), Christophe Soligo (UCL), Bridget Waller (Portsmouth)
There will be prizes (from the Anatomical Society and Wiley Blackwell) for the best oral communication by a Young Investigator.There will also be lectures from the Anatomical Society New Fellow of the Year and winners of the best paper prize from Journal of Anatomy and Aging Cell.
Registration for the meeting will open in early October at: www.anatsocmeeting.co.uk
The University is well served by transport links, with a rail station on campus and B+B accommodation on site.
We look forward to welcoming you all to Birmingham.