Conferences and Seminars
Annual Fall Symposium


The Missouri Botanical Garden will host its 66th Annual Fall Symposium on October 11-12, 2019, entitled “The Origins and Maintenance of Neotropical Biodiversity.” The American tropics might be the most biodiverse region in the planet. Scientists are still putting together the pieces of the puzzle that explains this mega-diversity. This year’s Symposium brings together a distinguished group of speakers actively working to further our understanding of the evolutionary and ecological mechanisms responsible for the generation and maintenance of species diversity in the Neotropics. The symposium will integrate approaches across scales, from large-scales studies on the diversification and evolution of clades, to local-scale research on species interactions. The program will be of interest to students of systematics, phylogeny, evolution, and conservation. Learn more

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2020 Washington University Department of Biology Seminars  Series
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2020 Washington University Department of Anthropology Events
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2020 Washington University Living Earth Collaborative
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St. Louis, Missouri

2020 Washington University: Science on Tap
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2020 Litzsinger Road Ecology Center Seminar Series
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2020 St. Louis University (SLU) Biology Seminar Series
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2020 Biodiversity Journal Club
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2020 Ethnobiology Journal Club
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2020 WU Tyson Research Center Summer Sminar Series
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2020 Academy of Science St. Louis Events

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2:00-3:30 pm Eastern Time
Zoom link for series:

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11:00 am - 12:00 pm Eastern Time

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Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 915 3032 5675 
Passcode: 3uMka8
3:00 pm

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Zoom regirstration link:

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