Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I was there

This summer, I was lucky enough to get an invite to the meeting 'Toward an extended evolutionary synthesis' at the Konrad Lorenz Institute in Altenberg, Austria. Or, as it was pre-labeled on the Interweb, the WOMAD 1994 of Evolution. (Hang on, that doesn't sound right. Altamont of Evolution?)

Anyway, I have a feature pegged to the meeting in this week's Nature. It deals mainly with the relationship between the modern synthesis and evo-devo. There were also many interesting discussion of palaeontology, genomics and ecology, which I am sure will surface in other guises elsewhere, most notably the book derived from the conference, due out early next year.

For the official line, the meeting's final statement is here. And to see what it looked like, go to the flickr group. It's a tough old job.

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