ZSSA Symposium Pietermaritzburg South Africa

Denis Brothers Brothers at zoology.unp.ac.za
Tue Apr 19 15:20:08 EST 1994


                   CONTEMPORARY ZOOLOGY IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

            Symposium of the Zoological Society of Southern Africa

                              11 - 14 July 1994

The above symposium will be held on the campus of the University of
Natal in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa and will be multi-focused,
addressing contemporary issues in zoology in the broadest sense.  It
aims to emphasise current and contentious issues, with contributions
from overseas and local authorities in their fields.  There will be
special sessions and workshops during, immediately before and after
the Symposium.  Responses thus far indicate probable attendance of at
least 300 delegates.

Themes to be covered include:
     Carnivore Biology
     Community Structure and Function
     Computational Methods in Evolutionary Biology (workshop)
     Conservation and Exploitation of Marine Resources
     Cooperative Breeding and Eusociality
     Current Issues in Behavioural Ecology
     Environmental Physiology
     General Session
     GIS and GPS (1-day workshop)
     How should we educate Zoology Students?
     Invertebrate Conservation Biology (workshop)
     Making Sense of Evolutionary Trees
     Molecular Evolutionary and Population Genetics
     Molecular Techniques Forum (workshop)
     Ontogeny of the Phylotypic Stage
     Past, Present and Future Weaknesses, Strengths and Opportunities
         of South African Zoology: Concepts, Empiricism and Practices
     Patterns of Animal Reproduction
     Principles and Methods of Biological Systematics (3-day workshop)
     Regulatory Peptides
     Taxonomy
     Vertebrate Conservation Biology

Further participation and attendance is encouraged.  The closing date
for normal registration is 20th May 1994.  Details and copies of the
second circular and registration form are obtainable from The Convenor
ZSSA Symposium, P.O. Box 13331, Cascades, 3202 South Africa, or via
e-mail from flockhart at zoology.unp.ac.za.  (Please provide a snail-mail
address.)



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